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"25.04.2017 10:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Ella Fitzgerald - Wikipedia Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a Born 100 years ago today: Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation.
"25.04.2017 03:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Solar cell - Wikipedia It is a form of photoelectric cell, defined as a device whose electrical characteristics, such as current, voltage, or resistance, vary when exposed to light. Solar cells are the building blocks of photovoltaic modules, otherwise known as This day in 1954: The first practical solar cell was publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories. Related experiments dated back to the 1830s.
"25.04.2017 00:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Shisa - Wikipedia beasts. Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils. People place pairs of shisa on their rooftops or flanking the gates to their houses, with the left shisa traditionally has a closed mouth, the right one an open mouth. The open mouth of a shisa traditionally wards off evil spirits, and a closed mouth keeps good spirits in.
"24.04.2017 21:27:28" en.wikipedia.org Shirley MacLaine - Wikipedia Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. An Academy Award winner, MacLaine received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Born this day in 1934: American actress Shirley MacLaine, named after Shirley Temple, who was 6 years old at the time.
"24.04.2017 19:54:10" blog.wikimedia.org I realized I was writing for her: mourning my mother through a hundred days of Wikipedia editing On the last night I spoke to my mother, Nair Fonseca, I was furiously editing Wikipedia. She had been struggling with a terminal cancer for the last nine months; that night the disease left her irreversibly unconscious. Sitting in a wooden chair at her To mark his mother's passing, João Alexandre Peschanski took up the challenge of writing at least one Wikipedia entry per day on notable women for one hundred days.
"24.04.2017 12:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Juan Tepano - Wikipedia Juan Tepano Rano ʻa Veri ʻAmo (4 March 1867 – 8 November 1947) was a Rapa Nui leader of Easter Island. He served as an informant for Euro-American scholars on the culture and history of the island. When Juan Tepano was proclaimed "king" of Easter Island by officers of the Chilean Navy, no one, including Tepano, took the ceremony seriously.
"24.04.2017 08:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Aldus Manutius - Wikipedia Aldus Pius Manutius (Italian: Aldo Manuzio; 1449 – February 6, 1515) was an Italian humanist who became a printer and publisher when he founded the Aldine Press at Venice. He is sometimes called "the Elder" to distinguish him from his grandson Aldus Aldus Manutius was a printer and publisher whose publishing legacy includes the distinctions of inventing italic type, establishing the modern use of the semicolon, developing the modern appearance of the comma, and introducing inexpensive books in small
"24.04.2017 04:45:00" en.wikipedia.org New Coke - Wikipedia ). New Coke originally had no separate name of its own but was simply known as "the new taste of Coca-Cola" until 1992, when it was officially renamed On this day in 1985: Coca-Cola changed its formula and released New Coke. The response was overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula was back on the market in less than three months.
"24.04.2017 01:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Shirley Temple - Wikipedia (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman and diplomat who was most notable as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Born this day in 1928: Shirley Temple, Hollywood's number one box-office star from age 7-10, and retired at 22.
"23.04.2017 22:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Codex Leicester - Wikipedia , who purchased it in 1719. Of Leonardo's 30 scientific journals, the Codex may be the most famous of all. The manuscript holds the record for the sale price of any book, when it was sold to The Codex Leicester – a collection of famous scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci – holds the record for the sale price of any book. Bill Gates bought it in an auction in 1994 for nearly $31 million (USD).
"23.04.2017 19:12:35" en.wikipedia.org Annie Easley - Wikipedia Annie J. Easley (April 23, 1933 – June 25, 2011) was an African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist. She worked for the Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Born this day in 1933: Annie Easley, computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist, and one of the first African-Americans to work as a computer scientist at NASA.
"23.04.2017 15:51:48" en.wikipedia.org Book - Wikipedia A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other materials, fastened together to hinge at one side, with text and/or images printed in ink. A single sheet within a book is a leaf, and each side of a From the Middle Ages to the 18th century books were often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft. #WorldBookDay
"23.04.2017 12:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Jadwiga Szubartowicz - Wikipedia Jadwiga Szubartowicz, born Skawińska (born 16 October 1905), is a Polish supercentenarian at the age of 7009351879120000000♠111 years, 184 days. 111-year-old Jadwiga Szubartowicz is the oldest living Polish person. She was 12 years old when she witnessed the October Revolution of 1917.
"23.04.2017 03:59:00" en.wikipedia.org List of lists of lists - Wikipedia . In other words, each of the articles linked here is an index to multiple lists on a topic. Some of the linked articles are themselves lists of lists of lists. This is a list of articles that are lists of list articles. Some of the linked articles are themselves lists of lists of lists.
"23.04.2017 00:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Hobby horse - Wikipedia , to refer to the costumed characters that feature in some traditional seasonal customs, processions and similar observances around the world. They are particularly associated with Costumed "hobby horses" are associated with May Day celebrations, Mummers plays and the Morris dance in England.
"22.04.2017 21:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Albert Bierstadt - Wikipedia Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was an American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West.
"22.04.2017 18:37:00" en.wikipedia.org In God We Trust - Wikipedia "In God We Trust" is the official motto of the United States. It was adopted as the nation's motto in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created This day in 1864: The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
"22.04.2017 16:50:27" Timeline Photos Because of expected habitat loss caused by climate change, the polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear Photo by Elizabeth Labunski, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Public domain #EarthDay
"22.04.2017 12:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Surprise, Arizona - Wikipedia Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second The mayor of Surprise, Arizona named it so because she "would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much."
"22.04.2017 10:40:00" Timeline Photos NASA's “Global Selfie” Earth mosaic contains more than 36,000 individual photographs from the more than 50,000 images posted around the world on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Read more:
"22.04.2017 05:32:48" Timeline Photos "Earthrise" is a photograph of the Earth and parts of the Moon's surface taken by astronaut William Anders in 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission. Nature photographer Galen Rowell declared it "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken."
"22.04.2017 00:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Tiger - Wikipedia P. t. tigrisP. t. corbettiP. t. jacksoniP. t. sumatraeP. t. altaicaP. t. amoyensis †P. t. virgata †P. t. balica †P. t. sondaica †P. t. acutidens †P. t. trinilensis †P. t. soloensis A 2004 poll by Animal Planet indicated the tiger as the world's favorite animal with 21% of the vote, narrowly beating the dog.
"21.04.2017 22:22:43" en.wikipedia.org Manfred von Richthofen - Wikipedia Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during the First World War. He is considered the ace-of-aces This day 1918: Fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron", was shot down and killed at age 25 with 80 air combat wins.
"21.04.2017 17:26:48" Did you know? Almost 75,000 individual editors currently make more than 5 Wikipedia edits in a month.
"21.04.2017 12:25:22" en.wikipedia.org Versailles Orangerie - Wikipedia had even begun. It is an example of many such prestigious extensions of grand gardens in Europe designed both to shelter tender plants and impress visitors. In the winter, the Versailles Orangerie houses more than a thousand trees in boxes. Most are The elaborate Versailles Orangerie was built before work on the palace had even begun.
"21.04.2017 08:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Rollie Fingers - Wikipedia Roland Glen Fingers (born August 25, 1946) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. Fingers pitched in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics (1968–76), San Diego Padres (1977–80) and Milwaukee Brewers (1981–85). Fingers is a On this day in 1982: The Milwaukee Brewers' Rollie Fingers became the first baseball pitcher to record 300 saves.
"21.04.2017 05:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Loch Ness Monster - Wikipedia in Scotland and elsewhere, and is often described as being large in size, with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. On this day in 1934: The famous "Surgeon's Photograph" allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster was published.
"21.04.2017 00:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Chêne chapelle - Wikipedia The Chêne chapelle (lit. "chapel oak") is an oak tree located in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France. France's oldest tree is between 800 and 1,200 year old and has two churches inside of it.
"20.04.2017 15:07:20" Timeline Photos A 1937 US tax law legitimized the use of the term "marijuana." Prior to that it was slang. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana_Tax_Act_of_1937?wprov=sfsi1 #420
"20.04.2017 12:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Schadenfreude - Wikipedia 'harm-joy') is pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. Borrowed from German into English and several other languages, it is a feeling of A person is likely to experience schadenfreude when a someone suffers as a result of ignoring their advice. Moreover, people experiencing schadenfreude typically attempt to hide the emotion in public.
"20.04.2017 10:32:10" Timeline Photos Harold Lloyd – born this day 1893 – shown here in one of the most famous images from the silent film era, from "Safety Last!" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd
"20.04.2017 05:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Joaquin Murrieta - Wikipedia Joaquin Murrieta Carrillo (sometimes spelled Murieta or Murietta) (c. 1829 – c. July 25, 1853), also called the Mexican Robin Hood or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was a famous figure in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. Depending on Joaquin Murrieta Carrillo – the "Mexican Robin Hood" thought to be the inspiration for the character Zorro – was a famous figure in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s.
"20.04.2017 00:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Street sign theft - Wikipedia are stolen, often to be used as decorations, but also sometimes to avoid obeying the law by claiming later the sign was not there. Some of the more reclusive residents of the small beach town of Bolinas, California often hid road signs to deter tourists from visiting.
"19.04.2017 22:07:52" blog.wikimedia.org Could posting about women's history grow our female audience for the future? – Wikimedia Blog We had a simple question: what would happen if we spent all of Women's History Month promoting social media posts about women? We were losing the battle of the gender gap until female heroes from the past helped us break through to a new audience of women for the future.
"19.04.2017 21:31:28" en.wikipedia.org Good Night (The Simpsons short) - Wikipedia " (in its entirety), along with several other Ullman shorts, and is one of the few shorts to ever be released on DVD, being included in the This day in 1987: The Simpsons characters made their television debut in an animated short on The Tracey Ullman Show. After three seasons on that show, the shorts would be adapted into the animated show The Simpsons.
"19.04.2017 12:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Claude Monet - Wikipedia painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to Early impressionist painter Claude Monet befriended Édouard Manet in Paris, who went on to innovate the style.
"19.04.2017 04:02:00" blog.wikimedia.org Why I spend my Sundays photographing Kolkata – Wikimedia Blog He goes out most Sundays to photograph his home city of Kolkata, then gives many of the images away to the world for free.
"18.04.2017 23:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Bonville–Courtenay feud - Wikipedia , in the mid-fifteenth century. One of many such aristocratic feuds of the time, it became entwined with national politics due to the political weight of the protagonists. The Courtenay During the Bonville-Courtenay feud of 1455, the Earl of Devon's men stole all of Nicholas Radford's horses and the sheets off his invalid wife's bed.
"18.04.2017 18:26:41" Timeline Photos Two black bear cubs nap on a mossy rock. Cubs are dependent on their mother's milk for 30 weeks, and will reach independence at 16–18 months. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.
"18.04.2017 15:36:44" en.wikipedia.org David Tennant - Wikipedia . In addition to his appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theatre, including a critically acclaimed stage production of Born this day in 1971: David Tennant, the Scottish actor best known for his role as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who. At 3 Tennant told his parents he wanted to be an actor because of Doctor Who. They urged more conventional
"18.04.2017 12:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Lullaby - Wikipedia , or cradle song, is a soothing song or piece of music, usually played for or sung to children. The purposes of lullabies vary. In some societies they are used to pass down cultural knowledge or tradition. In addition, lullabies are often used for the Lullabies are often used to pass down or strengthen cultural roles and practices. Many lullabies, regardless of the meaning of their words, possess a peaceful hypnotic quality. Others are mournful or dark, like a lament.
"18.04.2017 04:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Ellis Island - Wikipedia Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station for over sixty years from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land This day in 1907: The Ellis Island U.S. immigration center off New York City processed 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
"18.04.2017 00:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Tamaeva V - Wikipedia Tamaeva V or Temaeva V,[a] formally Heimataura Tamatoa Tamaeva V (c. 1830–1923), was the Arii vahine no Rimatara or queen of the island kingdom of Rimatara from 1892 to 1901. Her reign came to an end with the formal annexation of Rimatara (the Queen Tamaeva V saved the Rimatara lorikeet from extinction through a royal taboo that forbade any Rimataran from exporting, exploiting, or harming the bird.
"17.04.2017 18:15:02" en.wikipedia.org Giraffe - Wikipedia . Seven of these species are extinct, prehistoric species known from fossils, though numerous subspecies have been described and its taxonomy is not definitively set. Indeed, research into the A newborn giraffe is up to 2 m (5.6–6.6 ft) tall. Within a few hours of birth, the calf can run. Photo by John Storr (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
"17.04.2017 12:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Natural rubber - Wikipedia Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds, plus water. Malaysia and Indonesia are two of the leading rubber The first use of rubber was by the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica. Natural latex from the Hevea tree comes from the Olmec culture, in which rubber was first used for making balls for the Mesoamerican ballgame.
"17.04.2017 08:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Marguerite Bourgeoys - Wikipedia ) as of 1653, educating young girls, the poor, and natives until her death at the turn of the 18th century. She is also significant for developing one of the first uncloistered religious communities in the Catholic Church. Born this day in 1620: Marguerite Bourgeoys, developer of one of the first uncloistered religious communities.
"17.04.2017 05:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Henri Giraud - Wikipedia Henri Honoré Giraud (18 January 1879 – 11 March 1949) was a French general who was captured in both World Wars, but escaped both times. On this day in 1942: After two years of careful planning, French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escaped from his castle prison in Königstein Fortress.
"17.04.2017 00:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Prohibition of death - Wikipedia Prohibition of death is a political social phenomenon and taboo in which a law is passed stating that it is illegal to die, usually specifically in a certain political division or in a specific building. On the ancient Greek island of Delos, dying was prohibited on religious grounds.
"16.04.2017 18:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Easter egg (media) - Wikipedia An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, a hidden message, or a secret feature of an interactive work (often, a computer program, video game or DVD menu screen). The name is used to evoke the idea of a traditional Easter egg hunt. The term was The online media term Easter Egg was coined to describe a hidden message in the 1979 Atari video game Adventure that led Atari to encourage further hidden messages in later games, treating them as Easter eggs for players to find. This image has two small
"16.04.2017 14:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Easter egg - Wikipedia (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted bird eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in colourful People were decorating ostrich eggs in spring rituals 60,000 years ago.
"16.04.2017 12:10:00" en.wikipedia.org List of drinks named after places - Wikipedia A list of drinks named after places:
"16.04.2017 08:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Tarnovo Constitution - Wikipedia The Tarnovo Constitution (in Bulgarian: Търновска конституция) was the first constitution of Bulgaria. On this day in 1879: Bulgaria adopted the Tarnovo Constitution, which remained a fundamental law until 1908. Based on the Belgian charter of 1831, the constitution was bourgeois-liberal in character, and was considered advanced for its time.
"16.04.2017 05:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Harriet Quimby - Wikipedia (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the On this day in 1912: Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel. She flew for 59 minutes, landing about 25 miles (40 km) from Calais on a beach in Équihen-Plage, Pas-de-Calais. Her accomplishment received little
"16.04.2017 05:08:13" en.wikipedia.org Emma Morano - Wikipedia Emma Martina Luigia Morano (29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017) was an Italian supercentenarian who, prior to her death at the age of 117 years and 137 days, was the world's oldest living person whose age had been verified, and the last living person to Emma Morano, who died Saturday in Italy at 117, was the last living person verified as being born in the 1800s.
"16.04.2017 00:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Headlamp - Wikipedia A headlamp is a lamp attached to the front of a vehicle to light the road ahead. While it is common for the term headlight to be used interchangeably in informal discussion, headlamp is the term for the device itself, while headlight properly refers to In 2014 BMW introduced the first car sold with laser headlights. LED and HID are currently the most popular light sources used for cars' headlights.
"15.04.2017 17:55:00" store.wikimedia.org Kiwi t-shirt (men) Kiwi are shy and usually nocturnal. If you relate to the kiwi's lifestyle, why not wear one on a t-shirt?
"15.04.2017 12:55:00" en.wikipedia.org List of women warriors in folklore - Wikipedia one, but rather, someone of whom stories have been told that have entered the cultural heritage of a people. Some women warriors are documented in the written record and as such form part of A list of women warriors in folklore:
"15.04.2017 08:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Sinking of the RMS Titanic - Wikipedia The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The largest passenger liner in service at the On this day in 1912: The RMS Titanic sank at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after striking an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survived.
"15.04.2017 05:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Ford Mustang - Wikipedia two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang. The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the On this day in 1964: The first Ford Mustang rolled off the show room floor, two days before reaching nationwide markets.
"15.04.2017 00:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Pesse canoe - Wikipedia The Pesse canoe is believed to be the world's oldest known boat, and certainly the oldest canoe. Carbon dating indicates that the boat was constructed during the early mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE. It is currently housed in the The world's oldest canoe was carved from a pine log during the early mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE, possibly using antlers as tools. Only 298 centimeters (117 in) long and 44 centimeters (17 in) wide, one Danish expert questioned whether
"14.04.2017 19:17:11" en.wikipedia.org Cannabis in Canada - Wikipedia – usually referred to as marihuana or marijuana – is legal only for medicinal purposes and only under conditions outlined in the In the news today: Canadian government recently legalized cannabis/marijuana consumption for medicinal use. Cannabis had previously been illegal since it was added to the country's Confidential Restricted List in 1923. Do you believe cannabis should be
"14.04.2017 12:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Aral Sea - Wikipedia autonomous region) in the south. The name roughly translates as "Sea of Islands", referring to over 1,100 islands that once dotted its waters; in the The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called "one of the planet's worst environmental disasters."
"14.04.2017 08:32:00" en.wikipedia.org 1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg - Wikipedia . The phenomenon has been interpreted by some modern UFO enthusiasts as an aerial battle, possibly of extraterrestrial origin. This view is mostly dismissed by skeptics, some referencing On this day in 1561: A celestial phenomenon ignited the skies above Nuremberg, Germany. Modern UFO enthusiasts claim this was a battle of extraterrestrial origins, while others claim the spectacle was an atmospheric phenomenon called a Sun Dog.
"14.04.2017 05:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Bussa's rebellion - Wikipedia Bussa's rebellion (14–16 April 1816) was the largest slave revolt in Barbadian history. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born slave, Bussa, who led the rebellion which was defeated by British forces. Bussa's Rebellion was the first of three On this day in 1816: Bussa was killed while leading a rebellion from British-ruled slavery. He would be remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
"14.04.2017 00:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Jenny Haniver - Wikipedia A Jenny Haniver is the carcass of a ray or a skate that has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen. Since at least 1558, Jenny Hanivers have been created from ray carcasses to look like devils, angels and dragons. They may have gotten their name from the French phrase jeune d'Anvers ('young [person] of Antwerp'). British sailors "cockneyed" this
"13.04.2017 20:17:16" blog.wikimedia.org You can go anywhere on the Wikimedia projects, but where is Wikimedia going? – Wikimedia Blog Wikipedia started as a simple idea: an online encyclopedia that was open for anyone to contribute, freely. And without any particular plan, we grew into a constellation of individuals, activities, and organizations. That simple idea—that everyone should You can go anywhere with Wikipedia, but where is Wikipedia going? Help us figure that out.
"13.04.2017 12:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Kazungula - Wikipedia Kazungula is a small border town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north bank of the Zambezi River about 70 kilometres (45 mi) west of Livingstone. The territories of four countries (Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia) come close to meeting at a quadripoint.
"13.04.2017 07:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Annie Jump Cannon - Wikipedia American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. Annie Jump Cannon. who died this day in 1941, manually classified more stars in a lifetime than anyone else, around 350,000 stars.
"13.04.2017 04:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Hot air balloon - Wikipedia A hot air balloon is a lighter than air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France. The craze became so popular it was chronicled in trading cards.
"13.04.2017 00:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Giant golden-crowned flying fox - Wikipedia Even though they are not aggressive, handling the bat without proper training and vaccination is dangerous, as some can carry deadly diseases. The giant golden-crowned flying fox is a megabat. It gets its species name from the golden fur around the head, in sharp contrast to the black body.
"12.04.2017 17:55:00" store.wikimedia.org Free knowledge t-shirt (women) Support free knowledge...and cool typography! Express your enthusiasm for the colorful collection of free public domain media on Wikipedia with this blackletter font zero t-shirt. Available in men's and women's sizes.
"12.04.2017 12:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Atari Video Music - Wikipedia The Atari Video Music (Model C240) is the earliest commercial electronic music visualizer released. It was manufactured by Atari, Inc., and released in 1976. The system creates an animated visual display that responds to musical input from a Hi-Fi stereo Shortly after Atari became famous for its video games, the company released the world's first commercial electronic music visualizer in 1976. It displayed animations in response to music input from a Hi-Fi stereo system.
"12.04.2017 09:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Yuri Gagarin - Wikipedia Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин[note 1]; IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok On this day in 1961: Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space and orbit the Earth. His first words post-launch were "Poyekhali!—Let's go!" This became a historical phrase in the Eastern Bloc, used to refer to the beginning of the
"12.04.2017 07:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Vinoo Mankad - Wikipedia Vinoo Mankad pronunciation (help·info) (12 April 1917 – 21 August 1978), full name Mulvantrai Himmatlal Mankad, was an Indian cricketer who is best known for his world record setting opening partnership of 413 runs, with Pankaj Roy, in 1956, a record Born this day 100 years ago: Vinoo Mankad, the Indian cricketer best known for his world record-setting opening partnership of 413 runs, with Pankaj Roy, in 1956, a record that stood for 52 years.
"12.04.2017 04:52:06" en.wikipedia.org Beverly Cleary - Wikipedia Turning 100 today: Beverly Cleary, creator of children's book characters Henry Huggins, and Ramona & Beezus Quimby.
"12.04.2017 00:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Collatz conjecture - Wikipedia The Collatz conjecture is a conjecture in mathematics named after Lothar Collatz. The conjecture is also known as the 3n + 1 conjecture, the Ulam conjecture (after Stanisław Ulam), Kakutani's problem (after Shizuo Kakutani), the Thwaites conjecture (after Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős offered $500 for the solution to an equation the field "may not be ready for."
"11.04.2017 21:55:01" blog.wikimedia.org Search: all of the new bright and shiny objects – Wikimedia Blog We're starting to test out some really cool features that will enable some fun and fascinating clicking—down the rabbit holes of Wikipedia. We're starting to test out search features – like showing you related links and images – that should make your clicking even more fun and fascinating.
"11.04.2017 15:14:12" Timeline Photos Auto polo, devised by a Ford dealer, was described by a British car magazine as "a lunatic game." Players called mallet men held onto the sides of cars while trying to hit a basketball with a three-pound polo mallet. The sport was popular in the USA in
"11.04.2017 12:40:51" en.wikipedia.org Sphex - Wikipedia Wasps of the genus Sphex (commonly known as digger wasps) are cosmopolitan predators that sting and paralyze prey insects. Sphex is one of many genera in the old digger wasp family Sphecidae (sensu lato), though most apart from the Spaciness have now been Some philosophers cite the Sphex's behavior for their arguments about human and animal free will. Because the bug's behavior can be "reset" to perpetually inspect and re-inspect its nest, it is used as an example of how seemingly thoughtful behavior can
"11.04.2017 07:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Ewelina Hańska - Wikipedia Hański, who was about 20 years her senior, suffered from depression. They had five children, but only a daughter, Anna, survived. Ewelina Hańska sent an anonymous letter to novelist Honoré de Balzac in 1832. They corresponded for 18 years. He wrote about her; she longed for him. In 1850 they finally married. Five months later, he died.
"11.04.2017 04:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Apple I - Wikipedia Apple Computer 1, also known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of This day in 1976: The Apple I desktop computer was created with money Steve Jobs raised sellinghis VW Microbus.
"11.04.2017 00:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Orbiting Frog Otolith - Wikipedia space program which resulted in the successful launch in 1970 of the Orbiting Frog Otolith spacecraft (OFO-A mission), sending two bullfrogs into orbit for the study of weightlessness. The name, derived through common use, was a functional description of In 1970, NASA sent two bullfrogs into space for six days in order to test their balance. The experiment was successful and the frogs remained in good health throughout the entire flight.
"10.04.2017 19:25:38" Timeline Photos Happy Siblings Day! Research shows sibling rivalry is worst from 10-15. At least 80% of siblings over age 60 enjoy close ties. http://buff.ly/2ojZ2SL Siblings shown here: Fred Astaire and sister Adele danced together on the stage for 16 years. Then she
"10.04.2017 12:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Yinqueshan Han Tombs Bamboo Slips Museum - Wikipedia The Yinqueshan Han Tombs Bamboo Slips Museum (Chinese: 银雀山汉墓竹简博物馆; pinyin: Yínquè shān Hànmù Zhújiǎn Bówùguǎn) is a museum dedicated to archaeological finds from two Western Han Dynasty tombs excavated on site in Lanshan District, Linyi City, Shandong On this day in 1972: Tombs containing bamboo slips, among them Sun Tzu's Art of War and Sun Bin's lost military treatise, were accidentally discovered by construction workers in Shandong.
"10.04.2017 04:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Typeface anatomy - Wikipedia The strokes of a letter are the lines that make it up. Strokes may be straight, as in k l v w x z, or curved, as in c o s. If straight, they may be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal; if curved, open or closed. Typographers also speak of an instroke, where In typography, a main vertical stroke is called a stem. The letter m has three. The central stroke of an s is called the spine.
"09.04.2017 23:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Piracy - Wikipedia by ship- or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations.
"09.04.2017 19:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Grant Morrison - Wikipedia Grant Morrison, MBE (born 31 January 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer, playwright, and occultist. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics's Animal Man, Batman, JLA, Action Comic book writer Grant Morrison claimed in 1999 that "The Invisibles" was inspired by an alien abduction.
"09.04.2017 13:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Cereal - Wikipedia A cereal is any grass cultivated for the edible components of its grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis), composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran. Cereal grains are grown in greater quantities and provide more food energy worldwide than Maize, wheat, and rice together accounted for 89% of all cereal production worldwide in 2012, and 43% of all food calories in 2009, while the production of oats and triticale have drastically fallen in modern times.
"09.04.2017 10:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville - Wikipedia Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (25 April 1817 – 26 April 1879) was a French printer and bookseller who lived in Paris. On this day in 1860: On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the oldest known recording of an audible human voice. You can hear the crude recording on the Wikipedia article linked here.
"09.04.2017 06:34:01" en.wikipedia.org Eadweard Muybridge - Wikipedia Eadweard Muybridge (/ˌɛdwərd ˈmaɪbrɪdʒ/; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904, born Edward James Muggeridge) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the Born this day in 1830: Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion and stop-motion.
"09.04.2017 03:49:52" The moon in every hour of 2017 (Southern Hemisphere) This 4K visualization shows the moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2017, as viewed from the Southern Hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. (We have also posted the view from the Northern Hemisphere.) By NASA's Goddard Space
"09.04.2017 03:28:30" The moon in every hour of 2017 This 4K visualization shows the moon's phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2017, as viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. (We are also posting the view from the Southern Hemisphere.) By NASA's Goddard Space
"09.04.2017 02:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Rube Goldberg machine - Wikipedia is a deliberately complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a Rube Goldberg's cartoons became well known for depicting complicated devices that performed simple tasks in indirect convoluted ways.
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"08.04.2017 18:50:01" en.wikipedia.org Toxic bird - Wikipedia to defend themselves from predators. No species of bird is known to actively inject or even produce venom, but some birds are known to be poisonous to touch or eat. These birds usually sequester poisons from animals and plants that they feed on, commonly Toxic birds can uses toxins to defend themselves from predators. The pitohui, the ifrita, and the rufous (or little shrikethrush) sequester batrachotoxin in their skin and feathers.
"08.04.2017 14:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Peafowl - Wikipedia ). Male peafowl are known for their piercing call and their extravagant plumage. The latter is especially prominent in the Asiatic species, who have an eye-spotted "tail" or "train" of The functions of the elaborate iridescent coloration and large "train" of peacocks have been the subject of extensive scientific debate. Charles Darwin suggested they served to attract females, but more recently, Amotz Zahavi proposed that they signify
"08.04.2017 11:11:59" en.wikipedia.org Mary Pickford - Wikipedia Today's Google Doodle honors Mary Pickford, born this day 1892, and the powerful "Queen of the Movies" in early Hollywood. She was a founder of United Artists and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that presents the Oscars. Her friends
"08.04.2017 09:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Automobile folklore - Wikipedia Some drivers believe that a new car is in greater danger than a used car of getting into an accident or having a collision. Drivers will leave change under their seats and use one coin to scratch the car. This is based on the belief that since the car is Some drivers will leave change under their seats and use one coin to scratch the car. This is based on the belief that since the car is new and nothing has happened to it yet, the chances of something bad happening to the car is greater when compared to a
"08.04.2017 06:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Barbara Jane Harrison - Wikipedia and is the only woman to be awarded the medal for gallantry in peacetime (the other three female George Cross recipients served with the On this day in 1968: When BOAC Flight 712 caught fire after take off, air stewardess Barbara Jane Harrison remained at her station to helped several passengers to escape as fire consumed the plane. She died on the plane at age 22, and was posthumously
"08.04.2017 03:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Art Deco - Wikipedia It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. The Art Deco style of architecture was once regarded as futuristic when it was in style in the 1920s and 1930s. The original name for both early and late Art Deco was Art Moderne—the name "Art Deco" did not come into use until 1968 when the term was
"08.04.2017 02:51:16" blog.wikimedia.org How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research – Wikimedia Blog How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research The Wikimedia Foundation and more than 60 other organizations and scholarly publishers have announced the I4OC initiative, making scholarly citation data freely available for anyone to access and reuse.
"07.04.2017 22:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Parthenogenesis - Wikipedia Parthenogenesis (/ˌpɑːrθᵻnoʊˈdʒɛnᵻsᵻs, -θᵻnə-/; from the Greek παρθένος parthenos, "virgin", + γένεσις genesis, "creation") is a natural form of asexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilization. In Some female animals are capable of reproducing without fertilization by males. A list of animals that produce via parthenogenesis:
"07.04.2017 19:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Bunting (textile) - Wikipedia in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or Bunting was originally a specific type of lightweight wool fabric generically known as tammy, manufactured from the turn of the 17th century, and used for making ribbons and flags, including signal flags for the Royal Navy.
"07.04.2017 16:53:03" en.wikipedia.org Jackie Chan - Wikipedia , is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. In his movies, he is known for his Born this day in 1954: Chan Kong-sang, also known as 成龍 Jackie Chan. Though the Hong Kong actor and martial artist is perhaps best known for his feats in film and television, he is also an accomplished singer and humanitarian. Early in his career, Chan
"07.04.2017 10:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Request for Comments - Wikipedia A Request for Comments (RFC) is a type of publication from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Society (ISOC), the principal technical development and standards-setting bodies for the Internet. Happy birthday, Internet! On this day in 1969, the RFC 1 was published. Today's internet standards are adopted from RFCs written by engineers and computer scientists.
"07.04.2017 06:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Tevita Momoedonu - Wikipedia twice – each time extremely briefly. Both appointments were to get around constitutional technicalities; his first term of office – on 27 May 2000 lasted only a few minutes. His second term – from 14 to 16 March 2001 was for two days. He subsequently Fijian chief Tevita Momoedonu has served as the fifth Prime Minister of Fiji twice. His first term in office lasted a handful of minutes, and the second term lasted two days.
"07.04.2017 03:35:01" en.wikipedia.org Auricle (anatomy) - Wikipedia The auricle or auricula is the visible part of the ear that resides outside of the head. It is also called the pinna (Latin for wing / fin, plural pinnae), a term that is used more in zootomy. The pinna's job is to collect sound and transform it into directional information for mammals. Fennec foxes use their distinctive oversized pinnae to radiate excess heat and to amplify the sound of small prey burrowing under the desert sand.
"06.04.2017 21:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Don Rickles - Wikipedia , he is also an actor, playing both comedic and dramatic roles on film. He received widespread exposure as a frequent guest on Don Rickles, who died today, may have been best known for providing the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Disney Pixar's Toy Story franchise, but his career in acting and comedy spanned over 70 years.
"06.04.2017 18:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Bracer - Wikipedia . They also prevent loose clothing from catching the bow string. They normally cover part of the forearm only, but chest-guards are sometimes worn, usually by female archers, and other areas have at times been protected. With some combinations of The modern Navajo people and Hopi developed a form of protective bracer known as a ketoh, which can be decorated with silver, turquoise, and other adornments, possibly from earlier examples made of bone.
"06.04.2017 17:05:48" blog.wikimedia.org Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research How we know what we know: The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) helps unlock millions of connections between scholarly research Citations are the backbone of scholarly knowledge. They help researchers verify information, build on knowledge, and generate discoveries. Today we are proud to announce a key milestone in unlocking open citation data.
"06.04.2017 15:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Tannin - Wikipedia A tannin (or tannoid) is an astringent, polyphenolic biomolecule that binds to and precipitates proteins and various other organic compounds including amino acids and alkaloids. Limited research exists on the health benefits on tannins, although they can be found in wines, teas, chocolates, herbs, and many more types of food and drink. A list of food items containing tannins:
"06.04.2017 12:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Cattle - Wikipedia Cattle—colloquially cows[note 1]—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos Some researchers have reported magnetoreception in cattle, in which resting and grazing cattle tend to align their bodies facing North or South. A follow-up study seemed to confirm this by exposing cattle to various magnetic fields and watching their
"06.04.2017 08:46:00" en.wikipedia.org John Jacob Astor - Wikipedia , was a German–American businessman, merchant, real estate mogul and investor who mainly made his fortune in fur trade and by investing in real estate in or around On this day in 1808: John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.
"06.04.2017 06:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Baroque painting - Wikipedia Baroque painting is the painting associated with the Baroque cultural movement. The movement is often identified with Absolutism, the Counter Reformation and Catholic Revival, but the existence of important Baroque art and architecture in The term "Baroque" initially carried a derogatory tone to describe the art style's eccentric redundancy and noisy abundance of details—a sharp contrast to the clear and sober rationality of the Renaissance. It was first rehabilitated by the Swiss-born art
"06.04.2017 03:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Odontodactylus scyllarus - Wikipedia Odontodactylus scyllarus, known as the peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp, painted mantis shrimp, or clown mantis shrimp, is a large mantis shrimp native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa. Peacock mantis shrimp pack the most powerful punches of animal living animal, capable of landing at 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). With an impact equivalent to the force of a .22 caliber handgun, the tiny creatures are able to shatter glass tanks with ease.
"05.04.2017 22:13:00" en.wikipedia.org S5 0014+81 - Wikipedia S5 0014+81 is a distant, compact, hyperluminous, broad-absorption line quasar or blazar located near the high declination region of the constellation Cepheus, near the North Equatorial Pole. This quasar, at least 12.1 billion light-years from Earth, is about 300 trillion times more luminous than the Sun and over 25,000 times as luminous as all the 100 to 400 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy combined, making it one of the most powerful
"05.04.2017 18:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Penny-farthing - Wikipedia The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel. It was popular after the boneshaker until the development of the safety bicycle in the 1880s. It was The penny-farthing bicycle's name comes from the British penny and farthing coins, one much larger than the other, so that the side view resembles a penny leading a farthing. Until the modern, equal-wheeled version became popular, they were simply known
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"05.04.2017 11:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Amaterasu - Wikipedia religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven." The meaning of her whole Japan's Ise Shrine is dedicated to the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu. At this shrine, a ceremony known as Shikinen Sengu is held every 20 years, during which shrine buildings are destroyed and rebuilt at a location adjacent to the site. This ceremony is a
"05.04.2017 08:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Schuyler Wheeler - Wikipedia Schuyler Skaats Wheeler (May 17, 1860 – April 20, 1923) was an American electrical engineer and manufacturer who invented the electric fan, the electric elevator and the electric fire engine. He helped develop and implement a Code of Ethics for electrical Schuyler Wheeler invented the first electric fan by placing a two-bladed propeller on the shaft of an electric motor. He also developed a Code of Ethics for electrical engineers, which was adopted in 1912 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
"05.04.2017 06:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Linear B - Wikipedia , provides no evidence of the use of writing. It is also the only one of the prehistoric Aegean scripts to have been deciphered, by English architect and self-taught linguist On this day in 1900: Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discovered a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call "Linear B."
"05.04.2017 03:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Smartphone zombie - Wikipedia A smartphone zombie (or smombie) is a pedestrian who walks slowly and without attention to their surroundings because they are focused upon their smartphone. This has been reported as a significant safety hazard, as distracted pedestrians cause accidents. The field of vision of a smartphone user is estimated to be just 5% of that of an undistracted pedestrian. "Smartphone zombies" have been reported as a significant safety hazard, as distracted pedestrians cause accidents. To manage these hazards, cities
"04.04.2017 22:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Protein (nutrient) - Wikipedia They are one of the building blocks of body tissue, and can also serve as a fuel source. As a fuel, proteins provide as much energy density as Proteins are believed to increase performance in terms of athletics. Amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, are used for building muscle tissue and repairing damaged tissues. Protein is only used as anaerobic fuel when carbohydrates are low, or as
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"04.04.2017 18:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Jerboa - Wikipedia The jerboa (from Arabic: جربوع jarbūʻ ) forms the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. Jerboas are hopping desert rodents found throughout Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They tend to live in hot deserts. Jerboa families create four types of burrows. A temporary, summer day burrow is used for cover while hunting during the daylight. They have a second, temporary burrow used for hunting at night. They also have two permanent burrows: one for summer and one
"04.04.2017 15:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Purr - Wikipedia A purr is a tonal fluttering sound made by some species of felids, and two species of genets. It varies in loudness and tone among species; and in the same animal. Purring may have developed as an evolutionary advantage as a signaling mechanism of reassurance between mother cats and nursing kittens. Post-nursing cats often purr as a sign of contentment: when being petted, becoming relaxed, or eating. Some purring
"04.04.2017 12:29:00" en.wikipedia.org The Kennel Club - Wikipedia . It is the oldest recognised kennel club in the world. Its role is to act as governing body for various canine activities including On this day in 1873: The Kennel Club was founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
"04.04.2017 12:10:38" Wikipedia's cover photo Hello from African Wikipedians and our friends! The Wiki Indaba Conference in January in Accra, Ghana, worked to strengthen the existence of Wikipedia and its sister projects on the African Continent. Find out more here: http://buff.ly/2nESBqC Photo by
"04.04.2017 08:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Edison light bulb - Wikipedia at the turn of the 20th century. They are easily identified by the long and complicated windings of their internal filaments, and by the very warm-yellow glow of the light they produce (many of the bulbs emit light at a The Edison lightbulb was classed "awful" or cheap by many when it first arrived in the markets in 1882. To produce enough light, these lamps required the use of extremely long filaments, and remained so until the development of more efficiently wound
"04.04.2017 06:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Cazuza - Wikipedia In 9 years of career, he sold more than 5 million albums and achieved 11 number one singles and 18 Top 10 singles in Brazil. Born this day in 1958: Singer-songwriter Cazuza, a pioneer in Brazilian rock music. He sold more than 5 million albums over the course of his nine-year career.
"04.04.2017 03:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Tetraodontidae - Wikipedia , which have large external spines (unlike the thinner, hidden spines of the Tetraodontidae, which are only visible when the fish has puffed up). The scientific name refers to the four large teeth, fused into an upper and lower plate, which are used for Male pufferfish carve large geometric, circular structures in the sand on the sea floor. The structures apparently serve to attract females and provide a safe place for them to lay their eggs.
"04.04.2017 00:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Parkour - Wikipedia Practitioners aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Parkour includes running, climbing, David Belle at first experimented with gymnastics and athletics but became increasingly disaffected with both school and the sports clubs. He wanted to develop skills that would be useful to him in life, rather than just training to kick a ball or perform
"03.04.2017 20:23:11" An ox is a steer with a job.
"03.04.2017 18:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Bongo (antelope) - Wikipedia The bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) is a herbivorous, mostly nocturnal forest ungulate. It is among the largest of the African forest antelope species. Like all other horns of antelopes, the core of a bongo's horn is hollow and the outer layer of the horn is made of keratin, the same material that makes up human fingernails, toenails. and hair. The bongo runs gracefully and at full speed through even the
"03.04.2017 17:48:04" en.wikipedia.org Fazlur Rahman Khan - Wikipedia Today's Google Doodle celebrates Fazlur Rahman Khan, the Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, born this day in 1929. Khan, more than any other individual, ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the
"03.04.2017 15:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Bobby Fischer - Wikipedia Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from On this day in 1975: Bobby Fischer refused to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
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"03.04.2017 11:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Oscar Wilde - Wikipedia (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his On this day in 1895: The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde began. The trial eventually resulted in his own imprisonment, on charges of homosexuality.
"03.04.2017 06:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Osborne 1 - Wikipedia as it had no on-board battery, though it was still classed as a portable device as it could be packed away and transported by hand to another location. On this day in 1981: The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, was unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco. It weighed 10.7 kg (24.5 lb), cost $1,795 US, and was powered directly from a mains socket as it had no on-board
"03.04.2017 03:48:34" en.wikipedia.org T. E. Lawrence - Wikipedia Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. At the age of 46, two months after leaving military service, British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer T.E. Lawrence was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident close to his home in England.
"02.04.2017 22:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Folklore - Wikipedia is the body of expressive culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include Folklore appears to be a naturally occurring and necessary component of any social group. It does not have to be old or antiquated. It continues to be created, transmitted and in any group is used to differentiate between "us" and "them."
"02.04.2017 20:08:26" Timeline Photos What will Wikipedia be like in 2030? As Wikimedians from around the world convened this weekend in Berlin for the Wikimedia Conference, the future of free knowledge was a key topic. We'd love your thoughts. Join us in the conversation here:
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"02.04.2017 18:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Animal coloration - Wikipedia Animal coloration is the general appearance of an animal resulting from the reflection or emission of light from its surfaces. Some animals are brightly coloured, while others are hard to see. In some species, such as the peacock, the male has strong Some animals use flashes of color to divert attacks by startling predators. Zebras, for example, may possibly use motion dazzle, confusing a predator's attack by moving a bold pattern rapidly. Some are colored for physical protection, with pigments in the
"02.04.2017 15:49:39" blog.wikimedia.org My life as an autistic Wikipedian – Wikimedia Blog Community, Editor engagement, Technology My life as an autistic Wikipedian By Guillaume Paumier, Wikimedia Foundation July 31st, 2015 Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain An autistic Wikipedian on how contributing to free knowledge brought new paths of self-discovery. #AutismDay2017
"02.04.2017 12:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Charlie Chaplin - Wikipedia (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of On this day in 1972: Actor Charlie Chaplin returned to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare 20 years prior. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had offered Chaplin an Honorary Award, which
"02.04.2017 06:12:00" en.wikipedia.org 2011 Cricket World Cup - Wikipedia . It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and (for the first time) Bangladesh. India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the On this day in 2011: India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.
"02.04.2017 04:13:50" Timeline Photos Hadji Ali's most famous stunt, and the highlight of his act, was drinking copious amounts of water followed by kerosene, and then acting by turns as a human flamethrower and fire extinguisher as he expelled the two liquids onto a theatrical prop.
"02.04.2017 03:01:00" en.wikipedia.org List of impostors - Wikipedia An impostor (also spelled imposter) is a person who pretends to be somebody else, often through means of disguise, often to try to gain financial or social advantages through social engineering, but just as often for purposes of espionage or law Joseph "Harry" Jelinek is alleged to have fraudulently sold the Karlstejn Castle to American industrialists. Over 500 complaints were levied against Jelinek, but the man managed to have each complaint revoked or resolved amicably. A list of other
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"01.04.2017 21:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Museum of Bad Art - Wikipedia (MOBA) is a privately owned museum whose stated aim is "to celebrate the labor of artists whose work would be displayed and appreciated in no other forum". "While every city in the world has at least one museum dedicated to the best of art, MOBA is the only museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the worst."
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"01.04.2017 17:07:00" Timeline Photos Must've put too much air in the tires. This is a photomontage of a crowd watching a flying bike, an April Fools' joke in a German newspaper about 1920-1930. See more on April Fool's history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day
"01.04.2017 12:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Southern bread riots - Wikipedia , perpetrated mostly by women in March and April 1863. During these riots, which occurred in cities throughout the South, women and men violently invaded and looted various shops and stores. On this day in 1863: Food shortages incited hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia, demanding that the Confederate government release emergency supplies. About 5,000 people broke into shops and seized tens of thousands of dollars worth of
"01.04.2017 07:30:19" blog.wikimedia.org What if people paid for Wikipedia, and only got a few articles? Now you can – Wikimedia Blog Now you can pay for Wikipedia! Download a limited selection of articles in enormous text files! Even buy a slender volume to peruse with your monocle, afore laying it upon a lace doily. You really can do this, thanks to Humble Bundle. (Monocle and doily
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"01.04.2017 06:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei - Wikipedia The unnamed daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei (12 February 528 – ?) was briefly the emperor of Northern Wei (386–534), a Xianbei dynasty that ruled Northern China from the late fourth to the early sixth century AD. She bore the surname Yua On this day in 528: The unnamed daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei was made the "Emperor." Her grandmother the Empress Dowager Hu, who was also Xiaoming's regent, falsely declared that she was a boy and ordered a general pardon. The daughter was
"01.04.2017 02:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Least weasel - Wikipedia The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), or simply weasel in the UK, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela and of the family Mustelidae (as well as the smallest of the Carnivora), native to Eurasia, North America and North Africa, though it has been In Inuit mythology, the least weasel is credited with both great wisdom and courage, and whenever a mythical Inuit hero wished to accomplish a valorous task, he would generally change himself into a least weasel.
"31.03.2017 22:24:00" Timeline Photos Early in her career in news media, detractors told Soledad O'Brien she should change her name. Refusing to mask her multiethnic heritage, O'Brien went on to anchor and report for some of the biggest names in North American television — CNN, MSNBC, and Al
"31.03.2017 20:58:54" Timeline Photos Wikimedians from around the world have convened in Berlin to discuss the longterm strategy of the movement, how to better include new volunteers, and assorted other topics including "Wizards, Muggles and Wikidata." Hosts Wikimedia Deutschland make the
"31.03.2017 18:53:00" Timeline Photos During Ayn Rand's lifetime, her work evoked both extreme praise and condemnation. She advocated that reason, rather than faith or religion, are the only means of acquiring knowledge, and her most popular novels hardly necessitated promotion outside of
"31.03.2017 16:22:25" en.wikipedia.org Eiffel Tower - Wikipedia This day in 1889: The Eiffel Tower opened as the centrepiece for the 1889 Exposition Universelle world's fair to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. Nearly 30,000 visitors made the 1,710-step climb to the top before the lifts entered
"31.03.2017 12:04:00" en.wikipedia.org International Cloud Atlas - Wikipedia . The first edition featured color plates of color photographs, then still a very new technology, yet was noted for being inexpensive. Numerous later editions have been published. The World Meteorological Organization has added twelve new cloud types to the International Cloud Atlas, the first update to the official cloud classification scheme since 1986.
"31.03.2017 09:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Knot theory - Wikipedia which appear in daily life in shoelaces and rope, a mathematician's knot differs in that the ends are joined together so that it cannot be undone. In mathematical language, a knot is an The original motivation for the founders of knot theory was to create a table of knots and links, which are knots of several components entangled with each other. Over six billion knots and links have been tabulated since the beginnings of knot theory in
"31.03.2017 06:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Motion Picture Production Code - Wikipedia , who was the president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) from 1922 to 1945. Under Hays' leadership, the MPPDA, later known as the On this day in 1930: The Motion Picture Production Code was established, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years.
"31.03.2017 03:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Lost Decade (Japan) - Wikipedia the economic effect of the Lost Decade is well established and Japanese policymakers continue to grapple with its consequences. It took longer to recover from the impact of these events because the conditions imposed by the new environment were not From 1995 to 2007, Japan's GDP fell from $5.33 to $4.36 trillion, real wages fell around 5%, while the country experienced a stagnant price level. These years are called the Lost Decade. While there is some debate on the extent and measurement of Japan's
"30.03.2017 22:53:51" en.wikipedia.org List of video game console palettes - Wikipedia ) primary colors and cyan, magenta and yellow complementary colors, along with a full 8-bits, 256 levels grayscale. Gradients of RGB intermediate colors (orange, lime green, sea green, sky blue, violet and fucsia), and a full A list of full color palettes used in video game consoles:
"30.03.2017 18:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Night-blooming cereus - Wikipedia Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering ceroid cacti that bloom at night. The flowers are short lived, and some of these species, such as Selenicereus grandiflorus, bloom only once a year, for a single night. The night-blooming cereus flower opens after nightfall and often begins to wilt by dawn. In warmer locations, healthy plants can bloom as many as three times before wilting.
"30.03.2017 17:54:45" en.wikipedia.org Eric Clapton - Wikipedia Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Born this day in 1945 to a 16-year-old mom in England: Guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton, winner of 18 Grammys. Clapton received an acoustic guitar for his 13th birthday, but found it hard to play and he lost interest. Two years later he picked it up again and
"30.03.2017 15:15:00" Timeline Photos One could say that without Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, co-recipient of last year's Wikipedian of the Year Award, many biographies of renowned women from around the world would never have existed on Wikipedia. Stephenson-Goodknight has created over 4,000
"30.03.2017 12:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Alaska Purchase - Wikipedia The Alaska Purchase (Russian: Продажа Аляски, tr. Prodazha Alyaski) was the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, by a treaty ratified by the United States Senate, and signed by president Andrew Johnson. On this day in 1867: Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
"30.03.2017 09:31:01" en.wikipedia.org Thimmamma Marrimanu - Wikipedia Coordinates: 14°1′40.80″N 78°19′30.37″E / 14.0280000°N 78.3251028°E / 14.0280000; 78.3251028Thimmamma Marrimanu is a banyan tree in Anantapur, located circa 25 kilometers from Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is probably a specimen of Ficus The largest tree in the world is associated with a legend dating back almost 600 years.
"30.03.2017 06:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Infinite monkey theorem - Wikipedia is so tiny that the chance of it occurring during a period of time hundreds of thousands of orders of magnitude longer than the Infinite monkey theorem suggests that an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters will (almost surely) produce all possible written texts.
"30.03.2017 02:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Fun - Wikipedia activities. Fun is an experience — short-term, often unexpected, informal, generally not cerebral and generally purposeless. It is an enjoyable distraction, diverting the mind and body from any serious task or contributing an extra dimension to it. Psychological studies reveal both the importance of fun and its effect on the perception of time. As the adage states: "Time flies when you're having fun."
"29.03.2017 19:41:38" Arctic Sea Ice 1979-2015 Sometime during the 21st century, Arctic sea ice may effectively cease to exist during the summer. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_sea_ice_decline NASA video
"29.03.2017 15:19:01" Timeline Photos Anne Frank aspired to be a journalist. She received an autograph book from her father on her thirteenth birthday in June 1942, which she began using as a diary almost immediately, chronicling the many hardships placed on Dutch Jewish people living in
"29.03.2017 12:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia:List of commonly misused English words - Wikipedia is deprecated by most usage writers, editors, and other professional linguists of Standard English. It is possible that some of the meanings marked Lay down your worries about whether to use "your" or "you're." The time for using the wrong "past" has passed. A list of commonly misused English words:
"29.03.2017 08:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Hofstadter's butterfly - Wikipedia , meaning that small fragments of the structure contain a (distorted) copy of the entire structure. It is one of the rare non-random fractal structures discovered in In physics, Hofstadter's butterfly can be used to described the theorized behavior of electrons in a magnetic field. The mathematical object requires accurate measurements to properly test, but the resulting fractal bears a visual resemblance to a
"29.03.2017 02:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Flamingo - Wikipedia Flamingos or flamingoes/fləˈmɪŋɡoʊz/ are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, the only family in the order Phoenicopteriformes. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World. Adult flamingos range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta-Carotene obtained from their food supply. A well-fed, healthy flamingo is more vibrantly colored and thus a more desirable mate; a white or pale flamingo, however, is
"28.03.2017 22:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Onesie (jumpsuit) - Wikipedia Onesie /ˈwʌnzi/ in the 2000s has become a commonly used word for loose-fitting casual jumpsuits for adults, made of knit cotton (as used in sweatshirts), fleece, or chenille. They have gained significant popularity as stylish streetwear. In the UK and The adult onesie was initially conceptualized and marketed by entrepreneur and musician, Steve Pandi; originally intended as a gimmick his rock band would wear during shows.
"28.03.2017 19:54:21" blog.wikimedia.org The fairies that fooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle One hundred years ago, two cousins took a camera down to a stream in northern England and came back with a controversy that lingered almost magically in the air for decades. One hundred years ago, two young cousins took a camera down to a stream in northern England and came back with a controversy that lingered almost magically in the air for decades.
"28.03.2017 18:27:00" en.wikipedia.org INSV Tarini - Wikipedia INSV Tarini is the second sailboat of the Indian Navy.[Note 1] She was constructed at Aquarius Shipyard located in Goa. After undergoing extensive sea trials, she was commissioned to Indian Navy service on 18 February 2017. This August, an all-woman crew plans to circumnavigate the globe on the Indian Navy's second ocean-going sailboat.
"28.03.2017 15:09:01" en.wikipedia.org Syrah - Wikipedia Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. DNA profiling in 1999 found Syrah to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse As a general rule, most Australian and South African wines are labeled Shiraz, and most European wines (from such regions where varietal labeling is practiced) are labeled Syrah.
"28.03.2017 13:59:29" Timeline Photos Critics of Comic Sans say the font is inappropriate for serious context. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Sans
"28.03.2017 12:12:00" Timeline Photos Born this day in 1927: Vina Mazumdar, whose pioneering work in combining academic research with activism led to significant improvements in Indian women's rights. She contributed to a report that led to a major turning point in the women's movement in
"28.03.2017 09:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Hawaiian Poi Dog - Wikipedia The Hawaiian Poi Dog (Hawaiian: ʻīlio or ʻīlio mākuʻe for brown individuals) is an extinct breed of pariah dog from Hawaiʻi which was used by Native Hawaiians as a spiritual protector of children and as a source of food. Hawaiian poi dogs had peculiarly flattened heads, possibly because the poi they ate did not require chewing. As a result, the dogs might have lost the need to maintain strong temporalis muscles; a reduced temporal fossa will cause a dog's head to appear
"28.03.2017 06:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Giorgos Seferis - Wikipedia laureate. He was a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962. On this day in 1969: Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis made a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
"28.03.2017 03:00:44" blog.wikimedia.org Community digest: News in brief from Wikimedia Blog Community digest: Tunis' ancient city center finds a home on Wikipedia; Three years of weekly editathons in Sweden; news in brief Volunteers in Tunisia are documenting the monuments of Tunis' ancient city center on Wikipedia.
"28.03.2017 02:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Snow leopard - Wikipedia because, as of 2003, the size of the global wild population was estimated at 4,080–6,590 adults. Fewer than 2,500 individuals may be reproducing in the wild. Snow leopards' tails are long and flexible, helping them to maintain their balance, which is very important in the rocky terrain they inhabit. Their tails are also very thick due to fat storage and are very thickly covered with fur, which allows them to
"27.03.2017 21:52:00" en.wikipedia.org List of chicken breeds - Wikipedia for thousands of years, distinguishable breeds of chicken have been present since the combined factors of geographical isolation and In the 21st century, chickens are frequently bred according to predetermined breed standards set down by governing organizations. The first of such standards was the British Poultry Standard, which is still in publication today. There are additionally a
"27.03.2017 19:16:20" store.wikimedia.org Wikipedia 3D t-shirt (women) Wikipedia, jumping out at you! Front: 3-color "3D" print of the Wikipedia wordmark Shirt Color: ash (light heather grey) 4.2 oz., 1% polyester / 99% ring-spun A 3-D T? Indeed. Tri-color letters leap out, telling the world that you NEED CITATIONS. Get one at the Wikipedia Store!
"27.03.2017 18:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Avocado - Wikipedia The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree that is native to South Central Mexico,classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae.Avocado (also alligator pear) also refers to the tree's fruit, which is botanically a large berry In eastern China, the avocado is known as è lí ("alligator pear") or huángyóu guǒ ("butter fruit"). In Taiwan, it is known as luò lí or "cheese pear."
"27.03.2017 15:46:44" Timeline Photos Gabriela Mistral, also known as Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, was the first Latin American recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her rise in the Chilean school system was marked with opposition as her advocacy for liberal education bolstered her
"27.03.2017 11:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Elsie MacGill - Wikipedia (March 27, 1905 – November 4, 1980), known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes", was the world's first woman to earn an aeronautical engineering degree. She worked as an Born this day in 1905: Elsie MacGill, the first woman to earn an aeronautical engineering degree. When her factory was selected to build the Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF), she was one of the first of 4,500 workers to
"27.03.2017 06:26:00" en.wikipedia.org 1981 warning strike in Poland - Wikipedia In the early spring of 1981, the quickly growing Solidarity movement faced one of the biggest challenges in its short history, when during the Bydgoszcz events, several members of Solidarity, including Jan Rulewski, Mariusz Łabentowicz and Roman On this day in 1981: The Solidarity movement in Poland staged a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walked off their jobs for four hours.
"27.03.2017 03:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Baguette - Wikipedia A baguette (English pronunciation: /bæˈɡɛt/; French pronunciation: [baˈɡɛt]) is a long, thin loaf of French bread that is commonly made from basic lean dough (the dough, though not the shape, is defined by French law). It is distinguishable by its An unsourced article in The Economist states that in October 1920 a law prevented bakers from working before 4 a.m., making it impossible to make the traditional, round loaf of bread in time for customers' breakfasts. The slender baguette, the article
"26.03.2017 22:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Naïve cynicism - Wikipedia Naive cynicism is a philosophy of mind, cognitive bias and form of psychological egoism that occurs when people naïvely expect more egocentric bias in others than actually is the case. Naïve cynicism is the cognitive bias of expecting more egocentric bias in others than in oneself. This philosophy of mind has been studied across a wide range of contexts including: negotiations, group-membership, marriage, economics, government policy,
"26.03.2017 19:45:00" 2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record Eight of the 12 months of 2016 – from January through September, with the exception of June – were the hottest of those respective months on record. October, November and December of 2016 were the second hottest of those months on record – in all three
"26.03.2017 18:26:56" Timeline Photos Few photos exist of Henrietta Lacks, and surprisingly little is known of her short life. Suddenly diagnosed with cancerous tumors, the unassuming tobacco farmer had two tissue samples unwittingly extracted from her body in 1951. Those samples would
"26.03.2017 15:51:02" en.wikipedia.org Little Ice Age - Wikipedia Climatologists and historians working with local records no longer expect to agree on either the start or end dates of the period, which varied according to local conditions. Sea ice surrounding Iceland extended for miles in every direction, and the nation's population fell by half. Armies marched on frozen rivers. Farmland was destroyed and peasants rioted for bread. Welcome to the Little Ice Age.
"26.03.2017 14:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Elsa Brändström - Wikipedia Elsa Brändström (26 March 1888 – 4 March 1948) was a Swedish nurse and philanthropist. She was known around the world as the "Angel of Siberia" (German: Engel von Sibirien). Born this day in 1888: Swedish nurse and philanthropist Elsa Brändström, the "Angel of Siberia." During World Wars I and II, she was dedicated to nursing soldiers back to health from both sides of conflict. She also raised funds for starving and
"26.03.2017 12:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Damsel in distress - Wikipedia The damsel-in-distress or persecuted maiden is a classic theme in world literature, art, film and video games. This trope usually involves a beautiful young woman placed in a dire predicament by a villain or monster and who requires a male hero to achieve The "damsel in distress" trope may have first become popular in ancient Greek mythology. While Greek myths featured competent goddesses, they often also featured many helpless maidens threatened with sacrifice. #WomensHistoryMonth
"26.03.2017 08:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Barcelona - Wikipedia Nickname(s): Ciutat Comtal (ca)/Ciudad Condal (es) "City of Counts"Cap i Casal de Catalunya (ca) "Head and Hearth of Catalonia" Barcelona has partnerships with several sister cities, including Montpellier, Dubai, Tel Aviv, and San Francisco. In recent times, town twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links between member cities.
"26.03.2017 06:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Nukuʻalofa - Wikipedia Nukuʻalofa is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southernmost island group of Tonga. In January 2015, a new island of about 1 km diameter was purportedly created by a volcanic eruption, off the coast of Tonga. The newly formed island is situated about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Nukuʻalofa, Tonga's capital city.
"26.03.2017 02:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Lazar the Serb - Wikipedia Lazar (Serbian: Лазар, Russian: Лазарь), also known as Lazar the Serb or Lazar the Hilandarian[a] (fl. 1404), was a Serbian Orthodox monk and horologist who invented and built the first known mechanical public clock in Russia in 1404. The clock, which A Serbian monk named Lazar built the first mechanical clock in Russia in 1404—one of the first in Europe—at the request of Vasily I of Moscow.
"25.03.2017 22:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Vrouwenhuis - Wikipedia is a former old age home for women. It is now rented as separate apartment units for students, while housing a small museum on the ground floor that is only accessible by special request. When the Vrouwenhuis retirement home for women closed in 1984, owner and painter Aleida Greve's will stipulated that her sitting room with all of its paintings and furnishings had to remain intact, and this is the reason that this art collection with all
"25.03.2017 18:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Sears Catalog Home - Wikipedia More than 370 different home designs in a wide range of architectural styles and sizes were offered over the program's 33-year history. Between 1908 and 1940, Sears reportedly sold more than 70,000 homes in North America by catalog order. Shipped by railroad boxcar, and then usually trucked to a home site, the average "Sears Modern Home" kit had approximately 25 tons of materials, with
"25.03.2017 15:53:32" Timeline Photos "I think we each come out of the womb with some unique way of looking at the world and if we don't express it, we lose faith in ourselves." - American activist Gloria Steinem, born this day in 1934. #WomensHistoryMonth
"25.03.2017 12:00:00" en.wikipedia.org 1948 Tinker Air Force Base tornadoes - Wikipedia The 1948 Tinker Air Force Base tornadoes were two tornadoes which struck Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 20 and 25, 1948. Both tornadoes are estimated to have been equivalent to F3 in intensity on the modern Fujita scale of On this day in 1948: The first successful tornado forecast predicted that a tornado would strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The tornado caused $6 million in damage ($60 million in 2017 dollars.) However, due to precautions enacted because of the
"25.03.2017 10:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Divine right of kings - Wikipedia . It implies that only God can judge an unjust king and that any attempt to depose, dethrone or restrict his powers runs contrary to the will of God and may constitute a sacrilegious act. It is often expressed in the phrase " In early Mesopotamian culture, kings were often regarded as deities after their death. Shulgi of Ur was among the first Mesopotamian rulers to declare himself to be divine. This was the direct precursor to the concept of "Divine Right of kings", as well
"25.03.2017 06:31:00" en.wikipedia.org WikiWikiWeb - Wikipedia programming language and later renamed to "WikiBase". The site is frequently referred to by its users as simply "Wiki", and a convention established among users of the early network of wiki sites that followed was that using the word with a capitalized On this day in 1995: Ward Cunningham released WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, to the public. The software and website were developed in 1994 by Cunningham in order to make the exchange of ideas between programmers easier. "Wiki Wiki" is a
"25.03.2017 02:34:00" blog.wikimedia.org Why I periodically write about the elements on Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog Elements are the building blocks that, when combined, constitute the full diversity of chemistry. That's why I write about them. He'd tell a chemistry joke, but all the good ones Argon.
"24.03.2017 21:44:00" en.wikipedia.org HMS Friday - Wikipedia HMS Friday is an urban myth concerning a disastrous attempt by the Royal Navy to dispel the superstition against sailing on a Friday. While widely circulated, the story is in fact untrue; moreover, there was never even a ship named HMS Friday. HMS Friday is an urban myth concerning a disastrous attempt by the Royal Navy to dispel the superstition against sailing on a Friday. While widely circulated, the story is in fact untrue; moreover, there was never even a ship named HMS Friday.
"24.03.2017 18:08:59" en.wikipedia.org History of the New York City Subway - Wikipedia (IRT). The city was closely involved: all lines built for the IRT and most other lines built or improved for the BRT after 1913 were built by the city and leased to the companies. The first line of the city-owned and operated On this day in 1900: Robert Anderson Van Wyck, mayor of New York City, broke ground for the new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
"24.03.2017 15:10:34" Timeline Photos In 1983, Mónica Mayer co-founded Mexico's first feminist art collective, Polvo de Gallina Negra (Black Hen Powder). The work of Mayer and Maris Bustamante combined radical social criticism and humor, exemplified by the group's name: “Black Hen Powder – to
"24.03.2017 12:15:00" en.wikipedia.org List of metro systems - Wikipedia in 55 countries around the world host the approximately 160 metro systems that are listed here. The earliest metro system, the Opened in 1969, the Beijing Subway is the busiest subway system in the world, with 3.66 billion trips delivered in 2016. A list of subways around the world, by highest known ridership:
"24.03.2017 09:39:00" en.wikipedia.org 1921 Women's Olympiad - Wikipedia The 1921 Women's Olympiad (Olympiades Féminines and Jeux Olympiques Féminins) was the first international women's sports event, a 5-day multi-sport event organised by Alice Milliat and held on 24–31 March1921 in Monte Carlo at the On this day in 1921: The Women's Olympiad began in Monte Carlo. Responding to the IOC decision not to include women's events in the upcoming Olympic Games, the Women's Olympiad became the first ever international women's sporting event.
"24.03.2017 06:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Bear - Wikipedia . Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, small rounded ears, shaggy hair, Although bears are classified as carnivores, most are omnivorous and the panda bear is almost entirely vegetarian.
"24.03.2017 03:02:00" en.wikipedia.org List of Internet phenomena - Wikipedia , and jokes. When such fads and sensations occur online, they tend to grow rapidly and become more widespread because the instant communication facilitates In 1994, a warning circulated through inboxes claiming that an email virus with the subject line "Good Times" would "send your CPU into a nth-complexity infinite binary loop", among other dire predictions. A list of more internet phenomena:
"24.03.2017 00:15:00" blog.wikimedia.org Announcing Keyholder: Secure, shared shell access – Wikimedia Blog The new software is a ssh-agent proxy that allows a group of trusted users to share an SSH identity without exposing the contents of that identity's private key. Keyholder is a newly open-sourced project from the Wikimedia Foundation that works a bit like an ever-watchful security minion. It allows authorized developers to access remote servers using an ssh key, to which it is the only user that has access.
"23.03.2017 22:04:00" Photos from Wikipedia's post It's National Puppy Day in the United States, but no matter what day it is or where you live, there's always a puppy waiting for you on Wikimedia Commons! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Puppies#
"23.03.2017 18:46:55" Timeline Photos Alice Guy-Blaché, the world's first female film director, is responsible for creating one of the first narrative films, if not the very first. Her 24-year cinema career is the longest of all pioneers in film. From 1896 to 1920, she directed over 1,000
"23.03.2017 13:10:40" Photos from Wikipedia's post Which is the photo and which is the painting? They are both on Wikimedia Commons in the public domain, which means you can use them however you like with no restrictions. We will post the answer later today!
"23.03.2017 08:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Mir - Wikipedia was the first modular space station and was assembled in orbit from 1986 to 1996. It had a greater mass than any previous spacecraft. At the time it was the largest On this day in 2001: Russia's Mir space station was disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji. Mir continues to hold the record for the longest single human spaceflight, with Valeri Polyakov
"23.03.2017 06:10:00" en.wikipedia.org English Football League - Wikipedia . It was the top-level football league in England from its foundation in the 19th century until 1992, when the top 22 clubs split away to form the On this day in 1888: The Football League, the world's oldest professional association football league, met in England for the first time. After signing up a dozen member clubs, its first season began a few months later in September.
"23.03.2017 04:19:31" Wikimeetup Baghdad, Iraq In January, Wikipedia editors gathered in Baghdad to teach people how to edit the encyclopedia. Here is their story. http://buff.ly/2o6YVHc
"23.03.2017 03:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Crystal - Wikipedia A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. In addition, macroscopic The scientific definition of a "crystal" is based on the microscopic arrangement of atoms inside it, called the crystal structure. A crystal is a solid where the atoms form a periodic arrangement. Microscopically, a single crystal has atoms in a
"22.03.2017 21:47:00" Timeline Photos Over a century before computers became commonplace, Ada Lovelace was the first to recognize that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and created the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is widely
"22.03.2017 18:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Cuttlefish - Wikipedia Cuttlefish are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. Cuttlefish have a unique internal shell, the cuttlebone. Despite their name, cuttlefish are not fish but Cuttlefish have large, W-shaped pupils, eight arms, and two tentacles furnished with denticulated suckers, with which they secure their prey.
"22.03.2017 17:57:08" Wikipedia's cover photo Say hello to the volunteer Indian editors who are working on adding 100 great women to Wikipedia! On March 18–19. Odia Wikipedia held a 100 Women editathon in collaboration with the Sambad newspaper in Bhubaneswar in India's eastern state of Odisha. Photo
"22.03.2017 15:23:00" en.wikipedia.org List of long place names - Wikipedia Translation: "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one" Notes: Listed in the The longest officially recognized place name in an English-speaking country is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (57 letters), which is a hill in New Zealand. The name is in the Māori language. A list of absurdly long
"22.03.2017 12:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Karl Wallenda - Wikipedia circus act which performed dangerous stunts, often without a safety net. He was the great-grandfather of current performer On this day in 1978: Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas died after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attempted to walk across a wire stretched 121 ft (37 metres) during heavy winds.
"22.03.2017 09:13:00" en.wikipedia.org Jane Maria Strachey - Wikipedia , and ten of their children survived into adulthood. She was an outspoken advocate for the right of women to vote and involved her daughters in her campaigning. She wrote two books for children. Suffragist Jane Maria Strachey was born on a ship off the Cape of Good Hope in 1840. Throughout her life she campaigned and petitioned for women's right to vote. Her first article on women's suffrage was published in "The Attempt," which was published by
"22.03.2017 06:35:00" en.wikipedia.org North Ronaldsay sheep - Wikipedia group of breeds and has evolved without much crossbreeding with modern breeds of sheep. North Ronaldsays are smaller sheep than most, with the rams (males) horned and ewes (females) typically hornless. This breed has been raised primarily for wool, but In 1839, the North Ronaldsay sheep court was created to maintain the area's flock of sheep and record each sheep's ownership. Today, the sheep court remains the regulatory body responsible for organizing ownership of the sheep, but European Union
"22.03.2017 03:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Dorothy Tarrant - Wikipedia Dorothy Tarrant (1885–1973) was the first female professor of Greek in the UK, teaching at Bedford College, London from 1909 to 1950. She researched the work of Plato, pioneering the use of stylistic analysis to conclude that he had not written all the The first female British professor of Greek, Dorothy Tarrant, analyzed Plato's style to conclude that he did not write the Socratic dialogue on beauty previously attributed to him. #WomensHistoryMonth
"21.03.2017 22:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral - Wikipedia Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley, Negro Servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston, in New England Phillis Wheatley became the first professional African-American woman poet in America with "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" (published 1 September 1773). Through British writer Alexander Pope's translation of Homer, she also developed a
"21.03.2017 20:43:31" blog.wikimedia.org Why I periodically write about the elements on Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog Elements are the building blocks that, when combined, constitute the full diversity of chemistry. That's why I write about them on Wikipedia. This post is worth its weight in Au. Read why one Wikipedian writes about the elements of the periodic table.
"21.03.2017 19:36:39" upload.wikimedia.org upload.wikimedia.org American photographer Toni Frissell was well-known for her portraits of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, as well as some of the nation's rich and powerful like Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Kennedys. In the 1950s she became one of the
"21.03.2017 15:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Selma to Montgomery marches - Wikipedia citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression, and were part of a broader voting rights movement underway in Selma and throughout the On this day in 1965: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led 3,200 people on the start of the third successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
"21.03.2017 14:33:41" Don't forget love;
it will bring all the madness you need
to unfurl yourself across the universe.
- Mīrābāī #worldpoetryday
"21.03.2017 12:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI - Wikipedia (FBI), and stealing over 1000 classified documents. They then mailed these documents anonymously to several US newspapers to expose numerous illegal FBI operations which were infringing on the The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into a Pennsylvania office in 1971 and stole over 1000 classified documents. The theft resulted in exposure of some of the FBI's most self-incriminating documents. The FBI had up to 200 agents working
"21.03.2017 09:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary - Wikipedia The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island (often just referred to as Alcatraz) was a maximum high-security federal prison on Alcatraz Island, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) off the coast of San Francisco, California, which On this day in 1963: Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, residing off the coast of San Francisco, closed down. One of the world's most notorious and best known prisons over the years, Alcatraz housed some 1,576 of America's most ruthless criminals including Al
"21.03.2017 06:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Moondog Coronation Ball - Wikipedia The Moondog Coronation Ball was a concert held at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21, 1952. It is generally accepted as the first major rock and roll concert. On this day in 1952: Alan Freed presented the Moondog Coronation Ball, regarded as the first rock and roll concert. More tickets were printed than the arena's actual capacity, in part due to counterfeiting and a printing error. With an estimated 20,000
"21.03.2017 02:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Osmium - Wikipedia Osmium (from Greek ὀσμή osme, "smell") is a chemical element with symbol Os and atomic number 76. It is a hard, brittle, bluish-white transition metal in the platinum group that is found as a trace element in alloys, mostly in platinum ores. Osmium is the Osmium has a blue-gray tint and is the densest stable element in the world, approximately twice the density of lead and slightly denser than iridium. The only known clinical use of osmium appears to be for synovectomy in arthritic patients in Scandinavia.
"21.03.2017 00:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Underwater rugby - Wikipedia . During a match two teams try to score a negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) into the opponents' goal at the bottom of a Underwater rugby is played in a 3- to 5-meter pool with two heavy buckets at the bottom to serve as goals.. Two teams try to score a goal by sending the slightly negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) into the opponents' goal. It is a fast and
"20.03.2017 21:45:00" en.wikipedia.org ASCII art - Wikipedia Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard The widespread usage of ASCII art can be traced to the computer bulletin board systems of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The limitations of computers of that time period necessitated the use of text characters to represent images. Along with ASCII's use
"20.03.2017 18:00:00" en.wikipedia.org Caracal - Wikipedia parts are lighter with small reddish markings. It reaches 40–50 cm (16–20 in) at the shoulder and weighs 8–18 kg (18–40 lb). It was first Caracals were tamed and used for hunting in ancient Egypt until the 20th century.
"20.03.2017 17:45:28" Hi, I'm Aubrie on the social media team for Wikipedia. Is there a notable woman you would love to see featured on the page for Women's History Month? Please share your favorite biographies and why they matter to you!
"20.03.2017 15:24:04" Timeline Photos Mary Fields, popularly known as Stagecoach Mary, spearheaded several businesses in the late 1880s. She became the first African-American woman in the male-dominated field of star route mail carrying. Despite her cantankerous reputation and talent for
"20.03.2017 12:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Rick Hansen - Wikipedia , activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities. Following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15, Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic. Hansen is most famous for his Man in Motion World Tour. He was inducted into On this day in 1985: Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen began his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
"20.03.2017 12:32:35" en.wikipedia.org March equinox - Wikipedia The March equinox or Northward equinox is the equinox on the Earth when the subsolar point appears to leave the southern hemisphere and cross the celestial equator, heading northward as seen from Earth. In the Northern Hemisphere the March equinox is The March equinox, like all equinoxes, is characterized by having an almost exactly equal amount of daylight and night.
"20.03.2017 08:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 - Wikipedia , thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's On this day in 2015: A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occurred on the same day.
"20.03.2017 06:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Romen Theatre - Wikipedia Romen Theatre (Russian: Московский музыкально-драматический театр «Ромэн») is the oldest and the most famous of Romani theatres in the world. The theatre is a key object of Romani culture in Russia, and from the moment of its foundation in 1931, it has On this day in 1888: The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta was staged in Moscow, Russia.
"20.03.2017 03:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Egg balancing - Wikipedia in the United States, egg balancing can be done throughout the year and has no connection to the gravitational force of the Despite folklore connecting the practice of "egg balancing" to the lunar new year in China, the Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan and the vernal equinox in the United States, egg balancing can be done throughout the year and has no connection to the
"19.03.2017 22:31:01" Timeline Photos From an early age, Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt disguised herself as a boy to enjoy greater freedom in society, and published short stories under a male pseudonym as a teenager. While in Algeria, she eventually relinquished the name of her mother,
"19.03.2017 18:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Willie Mosconi - Wikipedia an unmatched fifteen times. For most of the 20th century, his name was essentially synonymous with pool in North America – he was nicknamed " On this day in 1954: Willie Mosconi set a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Ohio, United States, setting a record which remains unbroken.
"19.03.2017 15:09:00" en.wikipedia.org List of gestures - Wikipedia . Although some gestures, such as the ubiquitous act of pointing, differ little from one place to another, most gestures do not have invariable or universal meanings but connote specific meanings in particular cultures. A single emblematic gesture can A single emblematic gesture can have very different significance in different cultural contexts, ranging from complimentary to highly offensive. A list of the world's gestures:
"19.03.2017 14:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Minna Canth - Wikipedia writer and social activist. Canth began to write while managing her family draper's shop and living as a widow raising seven children. Her work addresses issues of Born this day in 1844: Finnish journalist Minna Canth, best known for her play "The Pastor's Family." In 2007 she became the first woman to receive her own flag day in Finland. #WomensHistoryMonth
"19.03.2017 13:46:03" Watch this cube hover and spin A simply amazing demonstration. Estonian scientist Maxim Bilovitskiy takes a small piece of ceramic and puts a piece of styrofoam and a powerful neodymium magnet on top of it. Next, the superconductor is cooled with liquid nitrogen down to -196 degrees
"19.03.2017 10:51:01" en.wikipedia.org Auguste and Louis Lumière - Wikipedia The Lumière (pronounced: [lymjɛːʁ]) brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas [oɡyst maʁi lwi nikɔla] (19 October 1862, Besançon, France – 10 April 1954, Lyon) and Louis Jean [lwi ʒɑ̃] (5 October 1864, Besançon, France – 6 June 1948, Bandol), were among On this day in 1895: Auguste and Louis Lumière recorded their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph. This first film showed workers leaving the Lumière factory.
"19.03.2017 06:49:00" en.wikipedia.org SS Georgiana - Wikipedia . Reputed to be the "most powerful" cruiser in the Confederate fleet, she was never used in battle. On her maiden voyage from Scotland, where she was built, she encountered On this day in 1863: The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.
"19.03.2017 02:50:01" en.wikipedia.org Sugary drinks tax - Wikipedia A sugary drinks tax or soda tax is a tax or surcharge designed to reduce consumption of drinks with added sugar. Drinks covered under a soda tax often include, carbonated drinks, uncarbonated drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks. A Pigovian tax, such as a levy on sugary drinks, cigarettes, or littering, is intended to correct an "inefficient market outcome" by being set equal to the social cost of the negative externalities. France was one of the first countries to introduce a
"19.03.2017 02:00:37" Cheetahs on the Edge 1,200 frames a second capture a cheetah's speed in captivating, elegant slow motion. This video by Gregory Wilson (director and cinematographer) won the 2013 "National Magazine Awards for best Multimedia piece of the year". See it on Wikimedia Commons
"18.03.2017 22:35:26" en.wikipedia.org Chuck Berry - Wikipedia into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and music featuring Wikipedians are updating the article on Chuck Berry. The rock and roll pioneer known for "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B. Goode", and many others has died at age 90.
"18.03.2017 22:26:01" Timeline Photos Soong Ching-ling, the "mother of modern China," played an integral role in the 1911 revolution in which the Republic of China came to fruition. She is the only person to ever hold the title of Honorary Chairwoman of the People's Republic of China.
"18.03.2017 18:47:00" en.wikipedia.org House of Romanov - Wikipedia The House of Romanov (Russian: Рома́новы, IPA: [rɐˈmanəf]) was the second dynasty, after the House of Rurik, to rule over Russia, and reigned from 1613 until the abdication of Czar Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, as a result of the February Revolution. The name Alexandra was considered unlucky by the Romanov family of Russia because so many Alexandras in the family, including Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia, died young.
"18.03.2017 14:58:01" en.wikipedia.org Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft - Wikipedia admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call. Once inside, the men tied up the guards and, over the next hour, stole thirteen works of art valued at $500 million – the largest-value theft of private property in history. On this day in 1990: In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $500 million, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
"18.03.2017 12:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Alexey Leonov - Wikipedia Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov (Russian: Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов; IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej ɐˈrxʲipəvʲɪtɕ lʲɪˈonəf]; born 30 May 1934 in Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, Soviet Union) is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut, Air Force Major general, a writer and an On this day in 1965: Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, became the first person to walk in space.
"18.03.2017 08:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Mount Vesuvius - Wikipedia Mount Vesuvius (pronunciation: /vᵻˈsuːviəs/; Italian: Monte Vesuvio [ˈmonte veˈzuːvjo]; Neapolitan: Vesuvio; Latin: Mons Vesuvius [mõːs wɛˈsʊwɪ.ʊs]; also Vesevus or Vesaevus in some Roman sources) is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples On this day in 1944: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy killed 26 people and caused thousands to flee their homes.
"18.03.2017 06:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡæn-/;Hindustani: [ˈmoːɦənd̪aːs ˈkərəmtʃənd̪ ˈɡaːnd̪ʱi] ( listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil On this day in 1922: Mohandas Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience, of which he served only two.
"18.03.2017 03:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Oʻahu tree snail - Wikipedia Oʻahu tree snails, genus Achatinella, form a large genus of colorful, tropical, tree-living, air-breathing, land snails, arboreal pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Achatinellidae. The summer palace of King Kamehameha III was called Kaniakapupu (the singing of the land shells) because of the many snails which once inhabited the area during his lifetime.
"17.03.2017 22:03:00" en.wikipedia.org São Vicente Suspension Bridge - Wikipedia . Originally conceived in 1910 as a way to carry sewage away from the city of Santos and São Vicente, construction started in 1911, and the bridge opened in May 1914. It was restored in 2015, with the corroded load-bearing cables replaced along with other Brazil's São Vicente Suspension Bridge, constructed 1911–1914, was one of the first suspension bridges in Brazil, and was originally conceived to carry a sewage pipeline.
"17.03.2017 18:35:41" Timeline Photos Irish politician Constance Markievicz spent her early years recruiting volunteers for the Irish Citizen Army to defend workers from the police. At this time, fashion advice attributed to her was: "Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave
"17.03.2017 15:33:01" en.wikipedia.org Narco-submarine - Wikipedia A narco-submarine (also called narco-sub, drug sub and Bigfoot submarine) is a type of custom-made ocean-going self-propelled submersible vessel built by drug traffickers to smuggle drugs. They are especially known to be used by Colombian drug cartel During the 1980s, "go-fast boats" became the drug-smuggling vessel of choice in many parts of the world. These boats can be detected by radar; as radar coverage improved, Colombian drug cartels developed less easily detected semi-submersibles from the
"17.03.2017 12:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Cornelia Clapp - Wikipedia . She was born in Montague, Massachusetts, the first daughter and oldest child of two teachers, and was rated as one of the top zoologists in the United States in her lifetime. Born this day in 1849: Cornelia Clapp, one of the top U.S. zoologists in her lifetime. At a time when the world of science was just opening up to women, Cornelia Clapp's influence as a teacher was great and enduring. While she published little during her
"17.03.2017 08:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Mellissa Dunn - Wikipedia Mellissa Dunn (born 21 May 1976) is an Australian wheelchair basketball player. She was part of the silver medal winning Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Dunn is a lawyer and mother who owns a law Mellissa Dunn won a silver medal for the Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Following the Paralympics, she went on to qualify as a lawyer and took a job at a law firm. Three years later, she purchased the
"17.03.2017 07:11:08" Timeline Photos Ireland in 1895. Photomechanical print in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons here: http://buff.ly/2mPpDog #StPatricksDay
"17.03.2017 06:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Destruction of opium at Humen - Wikipedia The destruction of opium at Humen began on 3 June 1839 and involved the destruction of 1,000 long tons (1,016 t) of illegal opium seized from British traders under the aegis of Lin Zexu, an Imperial Commissioner of Qing China. Conducted on the banks of In 1839, Chinese officials seized 1,000 tons of illegal opium from British traders and flushed it into the sea. Urged on by the traders, the British government then declared war.
"17.03.2017 06:30:48" May Hachem “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women,” says May Hachem, an Egyptian Wikipedia volunteer who has been able to mentor hundreds of new editors. Read her story on the Wikimedia Blog:
"17.03.2017 02:56:01" en.wikipedia.org Dune (novel) - Wikipedia Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award As of 2003, the world's best-selling science fiction novel was Dune. Written by Frank Herbert, Dune's story explores the multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion.
"17.03.2017 00:23:46" Timeline Photos A six-month-old baby giant panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China. More photos of cute pandas on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ailuropoda_melanoleuca#Images
"16.03.2017 21:19:01" Timeline Photos Through Barbara McClintock's study of maize cytogenetics, she became the first person to describe the interaction and control of genes during meiosis, a discovery no other scientist had even begun to hypothesize. Her research was so groundbreaking and
"16.03.2017 18:54:48" en.wikipedia.org Tai Shan (giant panda) - Wikipedia Tai Shan (Chinese: 泰山; pinyin: Tài Shān, pronounced [tʰâiʂán], also known as Butterstick after birth and before naming) is a giant panda born at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on July 9, 2005 at 3:41 AM. He is the first panda cub born at the Tai Shan, also known as Butterstick, was the Washington Zoo's only giant panda cub to survive longer than a year. Born in 2005, his childhood was featured in several documentaries. Tickets to his first birthday party sold out in two hours, some for over
"16.03.2017 15:20:38" en.wikipedia.org Amoco Cadiz - Wikipedia Amoco Cadiz was a very large crude carrier (VLCC) under the Liberian flag of convenience owned by Amoco. On 16 March 1978, she ran aground on Portsall Rocks, 5 km (3 mi) from the coast of Brittany, France; and ultimately split in three and sank, resulting On this day in 1978: Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.
"16.03.2017 14:50:46" en.wikipedia.org Giant panda - Wikipedia It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the unrelated More pandas in the world! Some reports show the number of giant pandas in the wild is on the rise. In March 2015, one study showed the wild giant panda population had increased by 268, or 16.8%, to 1,864 individuals. #nationalpandaday
"16.03.2017 12:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Shadow play - Wikipedia which uses flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or Shadow puppetry is a popular form of entertainment for both children and adults in many countries around the world, with a long history in Southeast Asia; especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. It is also considered as an ancient art in
"16.03.2017 09:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Samoset - Wikipedia . On March 16, 1621, the settlers were more than surprised when Samoset strolled straight through the middle of the encampment at Plymouth Colony and greeted them in English, which he had begun to learn from English fishermen frequenting the waters of On this day in 1621: Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greeted them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset." He learned some English from fishermen who came to fish off Monhegan Island and he knew most ship captains by
"16.03.2017 06:19:01" en.wikipedia.org Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky) - Wikipedia Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39, is an orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is styled an Overture-Fantasy, and is based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. Like other composers such as Berlioz and Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky was deeply On this day in 1870: The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky received its première performance. It would undergo two more reworks before reaching its final iteration ten years later.
"16.03.2017 03:09:03" en.wikipedia.org Mise-en-scène - Wikipedia Mise-en-scène (French pronunciation: [mizɑ̃sɛn] "placing on stage") is an expression used to describe the design aspects of a theatre or film production, which essentially means "visual theme" or "telling a story"—both in visually artful ways through Mise-en-scène has been called film criticism's "grand undefined term." When applied to the cinema, mise-en-scène refers to everything that appears before the camera and its arrangement—composition, sets, props, actors, costumes, and lighting.
"15.03.2017 20:37:48" Timeline Photos Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's work shines a new light on modern African literature and inspires people to consider the importance of cultural representation in the media they consume. Her TEDx talk, "We Should All Be Feminists," was viewed
"15.03.2017 18:51:09" en.wikipedia.org Nominative determinism - Wikipedia in 1994, after the magazine's humorous Feedback column noted several studies carried out by researchers with remarkably fitting surnames. These included a book on polar explorations by Daniel Snowman and an article on urology by researchers named Splatt Nominative determinism is the idea that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their name. Carl Jung listed striking instances among psychologists—including himself: "Herr Freud (Joy) champions the pleasure principle, Herr Adler (Eagle)
"15.03.2017 16:45:33" en.wikipedia.org Conus geographus - Wikipedia . It lives in reefs of the tropical Indo-Pacific, and hunts small fish. Although all cone snails hunt and kill prey using This cute little snail is popularly known as the geography cone. Do not pick it up. It is the most venomous animal on earth. Its venom, which has killed at least 30 people, is a mix of hundreds of toxins delivered through a harpoon-like tooth. There is no
"15.03.2017 16:13:24" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation signs amicus brief supporting temporary restraining order against revised U.S. travel restrictions – Wikimedia Blog Planned restrictions on international travel will impact the Wikimedia Foundation's ability to collaborate across borders in service of our mission. UPDATE: A judge has issued a restraining order against the new U.S. executive order restricting travel and immigration. Yesterday the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia, joined over 50 organizations supporting a legal brief
"15.03.2017 15:04:46" store.wikimedia.org Wikipedia language water bottle Stay hydrated during editing sessions! And on hikes, during your commute, at the gym...
"15.03.2017 12:24:35" en.wikipedia.org Augusta, Lady Gregory - Wikipedia , and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Born this day 1852: Anglo-Irish playwright and translator Lady Gregory,
who co-founded and wrote for both the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre. In her later life she had established a reputation as a conservative director. When Denis
"15.03.2017 08:38:01" en.wikipedia.org Brick - Wikipedia , but it is now used to denote any rectangular units laid in mortar. A brick can be composed of clay-bearing soil, sand, and lime, or concrete materials. Bricks are produced in numerous classes, types, materials, and sizes which vary with region and time The oldest discovered bricks, originally made from shaped mud and dating before 7500 BC, were found at Tell Aswad, in the upper Tigris region and in southeast Anatolia.
"15.03.2017 06:02:01" en.wikipedia.org Domain name - Wikipedia (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name represents an On this day in 1985: symbolics.com became the first ever domain name to be registered. Seven years later, fewer than 15,000 dot-com domains had been registered. By 2015, that number jumped to 294 million.
"15.03.2017 03:01:04" en.wikipedia.org Don Celender - Wikipedia and professor. Celender, who began producing art in the late 1960s, used surveys extensively in his work. He would send questionnaires to members of the public, academics, artists, politicians, museum officials, and other cohorts of people, often with While exploring whether a person's name affects the job they choose, Don Celender wrote to a dentist named Toothman and a rectal surgeon named Butts.
"15.03.2017 00:24:02" en.wikipedia.org Contact lens - Wikipedia In 2004, it was estimated that 125 million people (2%) use contact lenses worldwide, including 28 to 38 million in the United States. Leonardo da Vinci is frequently credited with introducing the idea of contact lenses in his 1508 Codex of the eye, Manual D, wherein he described a method of directly altering corneal power by either submerging the head in a bowl of water or wearing a
"14.03.2017 22:44:16" Timeline Photos Albert Einstein becoming a U.S. citizen in 1940. On this day in 1879, the great physicist was born in Germany. He fled Nazis in 1933 as a refugee. Read about his life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
"14.03.2017 20:32:41" Timeline Photos Bengali writer and educator Begum Rokeya, who believed that women's education was the gateway to women's liberation, is said to have gone from house to house in Kolkata persuading parents to send their girls to her school aimed primarily at Bengali Muslim
"14.03.2017 18:18:12" en.wikipedia.org Hatshepsut - Wikipedia Hatshepsut came to the throne of Egypt in 1478 BC. Officially, she ruled jointly with Thutmose III, who had ascended to the throne the previous year as a child of about two years old. Although most ancient royals were prone to exaggerating their achievements, the Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut has been called one of the most successful, reigning longer than any other woman in the indigenous Egyptian dynasty. #WomensHistoryMonth
"14.03.2017 16:30:43" en.wikipedia.org Srinivasa Ramanujan - Wikipedia . Ramanujan initially developed his own mathematical research in isolation; it was quickly recognized by Indian mathematicians. When his skills became obvious and known to the wider mathematical community, centred in Europe at the time, he began a Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, working alone in India, published dozens of innovative new formulae for π, remarkable for their elegance, mathematical depth, and rapid convergence. #PiDay
"14.03.2017 15:36:01" en.wikipedia.org Penicillin - Wikipedia Penicillin (PCN or pen) is a group of antibiotics which include penicillin G (intravenous use), penicillin V (use by mouth), procaine penicillin, and benzathine penicillin (intramuscular use). Penicillin antibiotics were among the first medications to be On this day in 1942: Anne Miller became the first patient in the United States to be successfully treated using penicillin.
"14.03.2017 14:32:18" en.wikipedia.org Pi - Wikipedia The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "π" since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as "pi" The record for memorizing digits of π, certified by Guinness World Records, is 70,000 digits, recited in India by Rajveer Meena in 9 hours and 27 minutes on 21 March 2015. #PiDay
"14.03.2017 11:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Therese Benedek - Wikipedia Therese Benedek (November 8, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was a Hungarian-American psychoanalyst, researcher, and educator. Active in Germany and the United States between the years 1921 and 1977, she was regarded for her work on psychosomatic Therese Benedek submitted to a five-month training analysis under an associate of Freud before embarking on her own career in psychoanalysis. Influenced by the theories of women's "hysteria" promulgated by Freud, her early research had sought a link
"14.03.2017 08:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Adiyogi Shiva statue - Wikipedia , which means "the first yogi", as Shiva is known as the originator of yoga. The statue was inaugurated on 24 February 2017 by the The Adiyogi Shiva statue is the world's tallest bust of the Hindu god Shiva.
"14.03.2017 06:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Alam Ara - Wikipedia Alam Ara (Hindi: आलम आरा, Urdu: عالم آراء, translation: The Ornament of the World) is a 1931 Indian Bollywood Hindi/Urdu film directed by Ardeshir Irani. It was the first Indian sound film. On this day in 1931: "Alam Ara" was released as India's first talking film. It became so popular that "police aid had to be summoned to control the crowds."
"14.03.2017 03:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Dewey Decimal Classification - Wikipedia It has been revised and expanded through 23 major editions, the latest issued in 2011, and has grown from a four-page pamphlet in 1876 with fewer than 1,000 classes to a four volume set. It is also available in an abridged version suitable for smaller The Dewey Decimal System, a proprietary library classification system, was first published by Melvil Dewey in 1876. While this original system is widely used around the world, adaptations for specific regions outside the English-speaking world include the
"13.03.2017 19:46:40" Timeline Photos Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko, also known as "Lady Death" by her opponents, is one of the top military snipers of all time and the deadliest female sniper in history. Before she was wounded and withdrawn from combat in World War II, Pavlichenko was
"13.03.2017 18:42:01" en.wikipedia.org Lead - Wikipedia metal with a density exceeding that of most common materials. It has the second highest atomic number of the non-radioactive elements and lies at the end of three major Elizabeth I of England was one European monarch commonly depicted with a whitened face. Lead in face whiteners is thought to be one reason for her death.
"13.03.2017 12:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Earless seal - Wikipedia The earless seals or true seals are one of the three main groups of mammals within the seal lineage, Pinnipedia. All true seals are members of the family Phocidae /ˈfoʊsᵻdiː/. They are sometimes called crawling seals to distinguish them from the fur seals True seals' fore flippers are used primarily for steering, while their hind flippers are bound to the pelvis in such a way that they cannot bring them under their bodies to walk on them. Because they cannot turn their hind flippers downward, they are very
"13.03.2017 10:00:36" en.wikipedia.org Holi - Wikipedia The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good Happy Holi! The colorful Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal was mentioned in fourth century poetry. Read about its many legends and traditions!
"13.03.2017 06:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Iron Ring - Wikipedia The Iron Ring is a ring worn by many Canadian-trained engineers, as a symbol and reminder of the obligations and ethics associated with their profession. From a concept originated in 1922, the ring is presented to graduates in a closed ceremony known Many people mistakenly believe that the iron ring worn by many Canadian engineers is made of the steel of a beam from the first Quebec Bridge, which collapsed during construction in 1907. The rings are typically made of non-smoothed iron or stainless
"13.03.2017 04:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Spider silk - Wikipedia Spider silk is 10 times tougher than Kevlar, which is used in making bullet-proof vests, and about a sixth as dense as steel. A strand long enough to circle the Earth would weigh less than 500 grams (18 oz). However, its tensile strength is comparable to
"12.03.2017 20:18:01" Timeline Photos Diana Abgar was Armenia's first and only official ambassador to Japan. When the Republic of Armenia gained independence in 1918, Armenia was not recognized by any international state. Thanks to Abgar, Japan became one of the first nations to recognize the
"12.03.2017 18:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Bernard Madoff - Wikipedia born April 29, 1938) is an American fraudster and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the On this day in 2009: American stockbroker and financier Bernard Madoff was pleaded guilty to scamming $18 billion, the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Madoff's sons told authorities that their father had confessed to them that the asset
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"12.03.2017 12:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Andrew Watson (footballer, born 1856) - Wikipedia was commonly thought to be Britain's first black player, as he was the first black professional footballer and the first to play in the On this day in 1881: Andrew Watson made his debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
"12.03.2017 09:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Wikipedia The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a backup seed bank located in the Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, about 1,300 kilometers (810 miles) from the North Pole. It currently hosts over 850,000 samples from around the globe. It is an attempt to insure against the
"12.03.2017 07:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Giant otter - Wikipedia family, a globally successful group of predators, reaching up to 1.7 m (5.6 ft). Atypical of mustelids, the giant otter is a social species, with family groups typically supporting three to eight members. The groups are centered on a dominant breeding The giant otter is a South American carnivorous mammal. It is the longest member of the Mustelidae, or weasel family, reaching up to 1.7 m (5.6 ft).
"12.03.2017 04:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Blizzard of 1888 - Wikipedia Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected. On this day, the Great Blizzard of 1888 began along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Snowfalls of 20–60 inches (51–152 cm) fell, and winds produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m).
"11.03.2017 23:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Jacquard loom - Wikipedia Multiple rows of holes were punched on each card, with one complete card corresponding to one row of the design. Several such paper cards, generally white in color, can be seen in the images below. Chains, like Bouchon's earlier use of The Jacquard loom invented in 1804 used replaceable punched cards to control a sequence of operations. It is considered an important step in the history of computing hardware.
"11.03.2017 19:40:02" Timeline Photos American illustrator Wanda Gág's most famous work may be the 1928 children's book "Millions of Cats," which stands today as the oldest American picture book still in print. Her 1935 "proto-feminist" picture book, "Gone is Gone; or, the Story of a Man Who
"11.03.2017 16:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Lightning rod fashion - Wikipedia The fashion of a lady's lightning rod hat and a gentleman's lightning umbrella was most popular in France, especially in the city of Paris. The concept that surrounded the fashion was that the electricity from a lightning bolt strike would hit the Lightning rod fashion took place in late eighteenth century Europe, after the introduction of Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod invention. The fashion of a lady's lightning rod hat and a gentleman's lightning umbrella was most popular in Paris.
"11.03.2017 13:33:02" en.wikipedia.org J. C. R. Licklider - Wikipedia Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (/ˈlɪklaɪdər/; March 11, 1915 – June 26, 1990), known simply as J. C. R. or "Lick", was an American psychologist and computer scientist who is considered one of the most important figures in computer science and general Born this day in 1915: J. C. R. Licklider, one of the first computer scientists to foresee modern-style interactive computing and its application to all manner of activities. He was also an Internet pioneer with an early vision of a worldwide computer
"11.03.2017 11:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Honduran white bat - Wikipedia The Honduran white bat cuts leaves of the Heliconia plant into a 'tent' and clings to the roof of the tent in small colonies of up to half a dozen individuals.
"11.03.2017 07:54:00" en.wikisource.org Frankenstein - Wikisource, the free online library On this day in 1818: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published "Frankenstein; or, The modern Prometheus," for the first time. It has been argued that "Frankenstein" should be considered the first true science fiction story because the central character "makes
"11.03.2017 04:06:00" store.wikimedia.org Vision Statement Notebook Keep the big picture in the front of all else with this elegant Moleskine notebook. Featuring an embossed cover with Jimmy Wales' "imagine a world..." vision statement on the cover, this notebook celebrates the common goals of Wikimedians around the
"10.03.2017 21:54:31" Timeline Photos The child she left behind, the marriage she did not pursue, the dictator she fled, the patriarchy of critics who rejected her, the fickle judgment over decades of society's view of her educational method. Maria Montessori faced adversity throughout her
"10.03.2017 19:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Coconut crab - Wikipedia times, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg. It is found on islands across the The average hermit crab can breathe underwater through gills, but coconut crabs use "branchiostegal lungs" instead and will drown if immersed in water for long.
"10.03.2017 13:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Dot-com bubble - Wikipedia The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in On this day in 2000: The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaked at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
"10.03.2017 11:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Cashew - Wikipedia It can grow as high as 14 m (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 m (20 ft), has proved more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields. Cashew nuts are more popular than cashew apples in many parts of the world that do not grow cashews, because the fruit, unlike the nut, is difficult to transport. Cashew apple juice, however, may be used for manufacturing blended juices.
"10.03.2017 07:58:02" en.wikipedia.org Trademark - Wikipedia A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service Terms such as "mark", "brand" and "logo" are sometimes used interchangeably with "trademark." "Trademark", however, also includes any device, brand, label, name, signature, word, letter, numerical, shape of goods, packaging, color or combination of
"10.03.2017 04:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Schnauzer - Wikipedia A schnauzer /ˈʃnaʊzər/ (German: [ˈʃnaʊtsɐ], plural Schnauzer, lit. translation "snouter") is a dog breed that originated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The term comes from the German word for "snout" and means colloquially "moustache", Standard Schnauzers have been used to catch rats and other rodents and as guard dogs. They have also carried messages in times of war, helped the Red Cross and been police dogs.
"10.03.2017 00:53:03" blog.wikimedia.org Wizards, Muggles and Wikidata: The Room of Requirements for structured knowledge – Wikimedia Blog As Wikidata compiles structured knowledge about the world, it needs contributors from all backgrounds, wizards and muggles alike. Like Harry Potter, Wikidata has muggles, wizards, and wizards in training. Which might you be?
"09.03.2017 22:05:54" Timeline Photos Papilio crino, the common banded peacock, is a species of swallowtail (Papilionidae) butterfly found in parts of the Indian subcontinent. This beautiful photo by Sayan Sanyal is part of Wiki Loves Butterfly, a Wiki project to increase the amount of freely
"09.03.2017 21:22:43" Timeline Photos Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. When she was 15 she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman trying to kill her for advocating education for girls. Yousafzai recovered from her
"09.03.2017 19:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Superstition - Wikipedia Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality—that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events—such as astrology and religions, like omens, witchcraft, and prophecies, that contradict natural science.[need In 1948, behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner claimed that even pigeons can believe in superstition. He published an article describing an experiment in which he observed pigeons swinging their heads in a pendulum motion, making turns in their cages, and
"09.03.2017 16:45:01" en.wikipedia.org Monument to Women Memorial Garden - Wikipedia . It was constructed in the 1970s to serve as a replacement for the Relief Society monument and designed to promote the woman's values which the LDS Church believed were threatened by the Barbara B. Smith created the Monument to Women Memorial Garden to defend traditional women's values from the perceived threat of the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment caused a sharp split among American feminists about the meaning of women's equality.
"09.03.2017 13:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Time travel - Wikipedia Time travel is the concept of movement (such as by a human) between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine, in the form of a vehicle or of a portal On this day in 1982: "Krononauts" hosted an event in Baltimore, Maryland asking time-travelers to meet and demonstrate future science methods of time travel.
"09.03.2017 09:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Royal jelly - Wikipedia Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony, regardless of sex or caste. All honey bees are raised on royal jelly, regardless of sex or caste. When worker bees decide to make a new queen, they choose several small larvae and feed them with copious amounts of royal jelly in specially constructed queen cells, triggering a
"09.03.2017 07:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Rancho San Francisco - Wikipedia Rancho San Francisco was a land grant in present-day northwestern Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County, California. It was a grant of 48,612 acres (19,673 ha) by Governor Juan B. Alvarado to Antonio del Valle, a Mexican army officer, in On this day in 1842: Francisco Lopez discovered the first document nugget of California gold at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush. (Evidence suggests that gold had previously been found in the area about thirty years prior,
"09.03.2017 04:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Azure Window - Wikipedia The Azure Window (Maltese: Tieqa Żerqa) is a limestone natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo. It is situated near Dwejra Bay on the Inland Sea. The formation, which was created after two limestone sea caves collapsed, is popular with scuba divers. In the news: The Azure Window (Dwejra Window) in Gozo, Malta collapsed on March 8th, following severe wind and storms. The limestone pillar which was supporting the arch collapsed, and the entire structure crashed down into the sea, with nothing remaining
"09.03.2017 01:32:01" en.wikipedia.org International Women's Day - Wikipedia International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the struggle for women's rights. On this day 100 years ago, an International Women's Day demonstration helped to start the Russian Revolution.
"08.03.2017 21:55:46" Timeline Photos Anandibai Joshi was one of the first Indian female physicians, and the first to study and graduate with a degree in medicine in the United States. In the 1880s, such a move was a challenge in many ways, and included Anandibai explaining her goals to her
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"08.03.2017 19:32:31" en.wikipedia.org Helicoprion - Wikipedia fish. Almost all fossil specimens are of spirally arranged clusters of the individuals' teeth, called "tooth whorls"— the cartilaginous skull, spine, and other structural elements have not been preserved in the fossil record, leaving scientists to make The helicoprion's teeth were set in a unique spiral pattern, not unlike a circular saw.
"08.03.2017 16:48:50" en.wikipedia.org Beatrice Shilling - Wikipedia fighters, which could lose power or even completely cut-out during certain maneuverers; a significant disadvantage in combat. Born this day in 1909: English engineer Beatrice Shilling, who provided an engine fix critical to the function of fighter planes during World War II. She also raced motorcycles in her spare time, beating even professional riders of the era such as Noel
"08.03.2017 11:25:12" en.wikipedia.org Compact disc - Wikipedia . The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings but was later adapted for storage of data ( On this day in 1979: Philips demonstrated the compact disc publicly for the first time at a press conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
"08.03.2017 07:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Raymonde de Laroche - Wikipedia Raymonde de Laroche (22 August 1882 – 18 July 1919), born Elise Raymonde Deroche, was a French pilot and the first woman in the world to receive an aeroplane pilot's licence. On this day in 1910: French aviator Raymonde de Laroche became the first woman to receive a pilot's license. Decades later, a journalist noted that until de Laroche made her celebrated flight on the Voisin, she had only flown once. When she first took the
"08.03.2017 04:28:03" en.wikipedia.org Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor - Wikipedia was constructed over 38 years, from 246 to 208 BC, and is situated underneath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid. The Terracotta Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, were buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE to protect him in the afterlife. Over 8,000 military forces were part of a much larger necropolis. To
"08.03.2017 01:18:42" Timeline Photos A year ago, publications around the world wrote about a woman who stood up to harassment and tried to improve Wikipedia's articles on women scientists. Did she succeed? Yes. Wikipedia's best artificial intelligence has the proof. Read more:
"07.03.2017 23:24:08" blog.wikimedia.org The road not taken: Why I write about horses on Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog The “horse bug,” however contracted, is incurable and lifelong. It might even be genetic: my father, my grandfather, and my great-grandfather all worked with horses. In any case, I have it. And that is why I write Wikipedia articles about horses. Brenda Wahler rediscovered a path not taken by writing about horses on Wikipedia.
"07.03.2017 22:38:17" blog.wikimedia.org What is it like to edit Wikipedia when you're blind? Graham Pearce has been a devoted Wikipedian for eleven years. He spends an average of six to eight hours a day onwiki on tasks that keep the site operating smoothly, such as merging page histories, repairing vandalism, and blocking miscreants—all in Graham Pearce has been a devoted Wikipedian for eleven years. He spends an average of six to eight hours a day merging page histories, repairing vandalism, and blocking miscreants—all in addition to article writing and editing.
"07.03.2017 19:05:23" en.wikipedia.org Taro - Wikipedia Taro (/ˈtɑːroʊ, ˈtæroʊ/) commonly refers to the plant Colocasia esculenta, the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the Araceae family which are used as vegetables for their corms, leaves, and petioles. Thus, this article describes the Taro, or in Hawaiian "kalo," was one of the primary staples in Ancient Hawaii and remains a central ingredient in Hawaiian gastronomy today. When kalo was first brought to Hawaiʻi, there were about 300 varieties (about 100 remain).
"07.03.2017 16:15:35" Timeline Photos Anna May Wong was a second-generation Chinese-American actress carving out her niche in 1920s Hollywood. Despite enjoying international success and being lauded as a fashion icon, she was offered stereotypical roles that belittled her heritage, with major
"07.03.2017 15:43:34" en.wikipedia.org Ramen Street - Wikipedia , Kanisenmon Keisuke, specializing in crab ramen dishes, and Nidaime Keisuke Ebi Soba Gaiden, specializing in prawn ramen dishes. "Ramen Street" is located in a basement in Tokyo Station. Rokurinsha, one of the most popular restaurants at Ramen Street, sometimes has long lines of people waiting to be served that overflows outside of the restaurant, with waiting times that can
"07.03.2017 11:20:01" en.wikipedia.org Ashkelon dog cemetery - Wikipedia in Israel where possibly thousands of dogs were interred in the fifth to third centuries BC. The majority of the dogs were puppies; all had similarities to the modern The Ashkelon dog cemetery, which contains possibly thousands of dog burials, may have been created by an ancient cult that treated dogs as healers.
"07.03.2017 07:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Olga Ladyzhenskaya - Wikipedia Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (Russian: Óльга Алекса́ндровна Лады́женская) (7 March 1922 – 12 January 2004) was a Soviet and Russian mathematician. She was known for her work on partial differential equations (especially Hilbert's 19th problem) and Born this day in 1922: Russian mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya, who provided the first concrete proof of a finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations. Because her father was deemed an "enemy of the people," she would not receive the degree
"07.03.2017 04:11:03" en.wikipedia.org Silver - Wikipedia Silver is a metallic element with symbol Ag and atomic number 47. The symbol Ag stems from Latin argentum, derived from the Greek ὰργὀς (literally "shiny" or "white"), and ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European language root reconstructed as *h2erǵ-, As one of the seven metals of antiquity, silver has had an enduring role in most human cultures. Aside from its uses as jewelry and currency, researchers invented a mirror-like panel made partially out of silver that, when mounted on a building, works as
"07.03.2017 01:56:09" en.wikipedia.org Bamboo - Wikipedia The bamboos i/bæmˈbuː/ are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae. In bamboo, as in other grasses, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross section The bamboo shoot's unique rhizome-dependent system makes it one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Certain species of bamboo can grow 91 cm (3 ft) within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 4 cm (1.5 in) an hour (a growth around 1 mm every 90
"06.03.2017 22:29:04" en.wikipedia.org Glitter - Wikipedia describes an assortment of small, flat, reflective particles. Glitter particles reflect light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is like The modern word “glitter” comes from glitra in Old Norse through Middle English. However, as early as 30,000 years ago, mica flakes were used to give cave paintings a glittering appearance. The first production of modern plastic glitter is credited to the
"06.03.2017 20:31:51" Timeline Photos Learn more about our Women's History Month profile picture frame – which you can use! – on the Wikimedia blog here: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/03/06/womens-history-month-wikipedia/
"06.03.2017 18:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Chimpanzee - Wikipedia The lineages of chimpanzees and humans separated over the period of roughly between twelve and five million years ago, making them humanity's closest living relative. Research has found 99% identical DNA between human beings and chimpanzees.
"06.03.2017 12:56:14" en.wikipedia.org Film noir - Wikipedia . Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a The term film noir, French for "black film" (literal) or "dark film" (closer meaning), first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946, was unrecognized by most American film industry professionals of that era. Before the notion was
"06.03.2017 09:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Scorpion - Wikipedia Scorpions are predatory arachnids of the order Scorpiones. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping pedipalps and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a The evolutionary history of scorpions goes back to the Silurian era 430 million years ago. Scorpions number about 1750 described species. About 25 of these species are known to have venom capable of killing a human being.
"06.03.2017 08:05:40" en.wikipedia.org Ghana - Wikipedia On this day 60 years ago: Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana's establishment and autonomy as the west African nation's first Prime Minister.
"06.03.2017 06:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Cyrano de Bergerac - Wikipedia Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (6[note 1] March 1619 – 28 July 1655) was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist. Born this day in 1619: Cyrano de Bergerac, French author and playwright. Today he is best known as the inspiration for Edmond Rostand's play.
"06.03.2017 05:00:21" Timeline Photos Anna's hummingbirds can shake their bodies 55 times per second to shed rain while in flight, or in dry weather, to remove pollen or dirt from feathers. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna%27s_hummingbird
"06.03.2017 04:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Svetlana Alliluyeva - Wikipedia citizen of the United States until 1984 when she returned to the Soviet Union and had her Soviet citizenship returned. She later went back to the United States and also spent time in the United Kingdom and France. She was the last surviving child of On this day in 1967: The youngest child and only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin caused an international furor when she defected and became a naturalized citizen of the United States until 1984 when she returned to the Soviet Union and had her
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"05.03.2017 22:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Tree house - Wikipedia while above ground level. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation, observation or as temporary retreats. The Korowai, a Papuan tribe in the southeast of Irian Jaya, live in tree houses, some nearly 40 metres (130 ft) high.
"05.03.2017 19:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Letizia Battaglia - Wikipedia Letizia Battaglia (Italian pronunciation: [leˈtittsja batˈtaʎʎa]; born 5 March 1935) is an Italian photographer and photojournalist. Although her photos document a wide spectrum of Sicilian life, she is best known for her work on the Mafia. Born this day in 1935: Italian photographer and journalist Letizia Battaglia, who became famous for documenting the Mafia's internal warring in Sicily, producing over 600,000 photos that documented their assault on civil society. Battaglia sometimes found
"05.03.2017 16:46:15" en.wikipedia.org Piltdown Man hoax - Wikipedia The Piltdown Man was a paleoanthropological hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. In 1912 amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson claimed he had discovered the "missing link" between ape and man in the form of a human-like skull. Other experts hypothesized that the skull belonged to a human ancestor from 500,000 years ago. In 1953 the
"05.03.2017 13:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Oh Eun-sun - Wikipedia Oh Eun-sun later admitted that she had to stop a few hundred meters before the Kangchenjunga summit — therefore the Korean Alpine Federation ruled that Oh did not climb that peak, Born this day in 1966: Mountaineer Oh Eun-sun, who in 2004 became the first Korean woman to climb the Seven Summits. In a quest to climb all 14 of the world's "eight-thousanders" she also summited Annapurna, a mountain over 8,000 meters tall with the
"05.03.2017 09:15:24" en.wikipedia.org Guerrillero Heroico - Wikipedia . By the end of the 1960s, the image, in conjunction with Guevara's subsequent actions and eventual execution, helped solidify the charismatic and controversial leader as a cultural icon. This day in 1960: Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took a photo of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara that has become iconic. Versions of it have been painted, printed, digitized, embroidered, tattooed, silk-screened, sculpted or sketched on nearly every
"05.03.2017 07:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Emergency Alert System misactivation of 2005 - Wikipedia calling for the immediate evacuation of the entire state. The activation was in error. Later studies showed that residents did not evacuate, and that the most common response was to 'change the channel' or seek other confirmation. During the Emergency Alert System misactivation of 2005, everyone in Connecticut was ordered to flee the state, but the most common reaction was to change the channel.
"05.03.2017 06:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Drum - Wikipedia on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the Macaque monkeys drum objects in a rhythmic way to show social dominance and this has been shown to be processed in a similar way in their brains to vocalizations, suggesting an evolutionary origin to drumming as part of social communication.
"05.03.2017 04:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Karolina Styczyńska - Wikipedia Karolina Styczyńska (Polish: [karɔˈlina stɨˈtʂɨɲska]; born June 17, 1991) is a Polish shogi professional. She is the first non-Japanese, male or female, to be awarded professional status by the Japan Shogi Association. Karolina Styczyńska is the first non-Japanese person to be awarded professional status by the Japan Shogi Association. (Styczyńska started playing shogi as a teenager after seeing the game depicted in an issue of the Japanese manga Naruto.)
"05.03.2017 00:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Lake Meke - Wikipedia Lake Meke (Turkish: Meke Gölü) is a crater lake composed of two nested lakes located in Konya Province, central Turkey. It is a registered natural monument of the country and a Ramsar site. Lake Meke, a crater lake beside a volcanic cone, is a natural monument and a Ramsar site in Turkey. It was formed by the flooding of the crater of an extinct volcano, which took shape some 400 million years ago when the volcano erupted.
"04.03.2017 19:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Miriam Makeba - Wikipedia Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actor, UN goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Born this day in 1932: Miriam Makeba, the South African singer-songwriter and actress whose work helped to unite nations and topple Apartheid. #WomensHistoryMonth
"04.03.2017 13:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Hernán Cortés - Wikipedia Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca (Spanish pronunciation: [erˈnaŋ korˈtes ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro]; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire On this day in 1519: Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and its wealth.
"04.03.2017 10:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Salem witch trials - Wikipedia The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one In March 1962, Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba were brought before local magistrates in Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
"04.03.2017 07:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Forth Bridge - Wikipedia The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles (14 kilometres) west of Edinburgh City Centre. It is considered an iconic structure and a symbol of Scotland, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It On this day in 1890: The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge in Scotland, was opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. Measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, it was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1917
"04.03.2017 04:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Australian Shepherd - Wikipedia The Australian Shepherd, often known simply as the "Aussie", is a medium-sized breed of dog that was, despite its name, developed on ranches in the Western United States, during the 19th century. Easy to train and generally obedient, the Australian Shepherd has considerable energy and drive and usually needs a job to do. It often excels at dog sports such as dog agility, and frisbee. They are also highly successful search and rescue dogs, disaster
"04.03.2017 02:42:01" en.wikipedia.org Sabrina Sidney - Wikipedia In 1783 Sabrina was told the truth about Day's experiment and confronted him in a series of letters. In 1804, Anna Seward published a book about Sabrina's upbringing. In his 1820 memoirs, Edgeworth said that Sabrina and Day made a good match and that Sabrina Sidney was a British foundling girl taken in by the author Thomas Day, who wanted to mould her into his perfect wife. Day later abandoned the experiment, which Sabrina only learned about as an adult. She said Day had made her miserable, and that
"03.03.2017 23:50:00" en.wikipedia.org List of inventors killed by their own inventions - Wikipedia whose deaths were in some manner caused by or related to a product, process, procedure, or other innovation that they invented or designed. James "Jimi" Heselden, having recently purchased the Segway production company, died in a single-vehicle Segway accident. He rolled off a cliff while riding his own product. A list of inventors who died by their own inventions:
"03.03.2017 19:35:00" en.wikipedia.org First indoor hockey game - Wikipedia On March 3, 1875, the first recorded indoor ice hockey game took place at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Organized by James Creighton, who captained one of the teams, the game was between two nine-member teams, using a wooden On this day in 1875: The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey was played between members of the Victoria Skating Club in Montreal. Games prior to this had mostly been outdoors and informally, with sticks and balls. To limit damage and spectator
"03.03.2017 13:38:53" en.wikipedia.org Sand cat - Wikipedia The sand cat (Felis margarita), also known as the sand dune cat, is the only cat living foremost in true deserts. This small cat is widely distributed in the deserts of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. It was listed as Near Threatened on The sand cat can survive in temperatures ranging from −5 °C (23 °F) to 52 °C (126 °F). Although it will drink when water is available, it is able to survive for months on the body fluids in its prey.
"03.03.2017 06:48:23" en.wikipedia.org Woman suffrage parade of 1913 - Wikipedia To "march in a spirit of protest against the present political organization of society, from which women are excluded", as the official program stated. This day in 1913: Thousands of women marched in Washington, D.C. "in a spirit of protest" against the exclusion of women from American society. #womenshistorymonth
"03.03.2017 03:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Uncontacted peoples - Wikipedia Uncontacted peoples, also referred to as isolated peoples or lost tribes, are communities who live, or have lived, either by choice (peoples living in voluntary isolation) or by circumstance, without significant contact with global civilization. Few There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes around the world, mostly in the densely forested areas of South America, Central Africa, and New Guinea. Knowledge of the existence of these groups comes mostly from infrequent and sometimes violent encounters
"02.03.2017 23:46:40" en.wikipedia.org The ghost ship Mary Celeste - Wikipedia Mary Celeste was built in Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia, and launched under British registration as Amazon, in 1861. Mary Celeste was an American merchant ship discovered adrift in the Atlantic Ocean on December 5, 1872. She had left New York City for Genoa on November 7. The captain's and crew's personal belongings were undisturbed. None of those who had been on board
"02.03.2017 19:38:09" en.wikipedia.org Compact disc - Wikipedia The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings but was later adapted for storage of data. On this day in 1983: Compact discs and players were released for the first time in the United States and other markets, having previously been available only in Japan. The first popular music CD was by the pop group ABBA. The first artist to sell a
"02.03.2017 15:26:55" en.wikipedia.org Sleep - Wikipedia Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from Especially during non-Rapid Eye Movement sleep, the brain uses significantly less energy than it does in waking. Since in quiet waking the brain is responsible for 20% of the body's energy use, this reduction has a noticeable impact.
"02.03.2017 13:07:23" "Why fit in when you were born to stand out." – Dr. Seuss, born this day in 1902
"02.03.2017 06:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Eurasian eagle-owl - Wikipedia It is one of the largest species of owl, and females can grow to a total length of 75 cm (30 in), with a wingspan of 188 cm (6 ft 2 in), males being slightly smaller. The Eurasian eagle-owl typically has a wingspan of 131–188 cm (4 ft 4 in–6 ft 2 in), with the largest specimens possibly attaining 200 cm (6 ft 7 in).
"02.03.2017 04:32:25" en.wikipedia.org Mukbang - Wikipedia ; lit. "eating broadcast") is an online broadcast in which a host eats large quantities of food while interacting with their audience. Usually done through a Mukbang ("eating broadcast") is a type of online program in which a host eats large quantities of food while interacting with their audience. The broadcasts became popular in South Korea in the past decade, and internet audiences sometimes pay for the
"02.03.2017 01:46:01" store.wikimedia.org Vision Statement Notebook New to the store: an elegant black Moleskine notebook, with Jimmy Wales' vision statement on the cover. The gridded notebook features an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket so you can keep your facts straight...and organized.
"02.03.2017 01:24:21" Timeline Photos Las Vegas at night from the International Space Station. (North is to the right of the picture.) The surrounding darkness of the desert presents a stark contrast to the brightly lit street grid of the developed area. The Vegas Strip is reputed to be the
"02.03.2017 00:10:36" Timeline Photos Most Wikipedia articles are in languages other than English—87% to be exact. From Abkhaz to Zulu, along with 281 more. At The Wikimedia Foundation, we believe knowledge should be available to all people in the language of their choice. Read more in our
"01.03.2017 20:33:57" en.wikipedia.org Elena Cornaro Piscopia - Wikipedia Italian philosopher of noble descent, who was the first woman to receive an academic degree from a university. Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman in the world to receive an academic degree from a University. She was a philosopher, master musician on four instruments, and spoke seven languages. Thank you to Francesca of Wikimedia Italia for the suggestion!
"01.03.2017 16:58:01" annual.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report in 2016 we funded many small, innovative projects around the world, while also making significant improvements in our technology. Wikipedia is updated nearly 350 times a minute in over 280 languages. Last year, 70,000 volunteers added 5 million articles to Wikipedia, and more than 1 billion devices visited our sites every month. At the Wikimedia Foundation we're honored to support
"01.03.2017 16:01:05" en.wikipedia.org Titanic (1997 film) - Wikipedia Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social On this day in 1998: Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide. It was the most expensive film made at the time, with an estimated budget of US $200 million. (Today the record stands at about US $378.5 million.)
"01.03.2017 12:59:05" Timeline Photos Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1886: Anandibai Joshee from India (left) with Kei Okami from Japan (center) and Sabat Islambooly from Syria (right). All three completed their medical studies and each of them was the first woman from their
"01.03.2017 11:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Yellowstone National Park - Wikipedia Yellowstone National Park is a national park located in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone was the first National On this day in 1872: Yellowstone National Park was established as the world's first national park in the world.
"01.03.2017 04:50:46" en.wikipedia.org Japanese spider crab - Wikipedia The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 5.5 metres (18 ft) from claw to claw. It is reported to have a gentle disposition.
"01.03.2017 03:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Flag of India - Wikipedia The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre. It was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly The original code for the Flag of India prohibited its use by private citizens, except on national days. Decades later in 2002, On hearing an appeal from a private citizen, the Government of India amended the code to use by citizens, then again in 2005
"28.02.2017 23:38:09" en.wikipedia.org Tichborne case - Wikipedia that captivated Victorian England in the 1860s and 1870s. It concerned the claims by an individual sometimes referred to as Thomas Castro or as Arthur Orton, but usually termed "the Claimant", to be the missing heir to the On this day in 1874: One of the longest cases ever heard in an English court finally ended when the defendant was convicted of perjury for attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronetcy.
"28.02.2017 20:02:43" blog.wikimedia.org How a double-agent codenamed Zigzag two-timed everyone – Wikimedia Blog Eddie Chapman, a former safecracker, worked for both sides in World War II, and had three fiancées. He also may have saved London from many bombings. Safecracker Eddie Chapman was recruited as a spy by Nazi Germany while doing time in prison. Soon he was working for both sides – and engaged to women in different war zones. Despite the divided loyalties, Eddie may have saved London from many bombings.
"28.02.2017 17:12:37" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia community in Iraq partners with Asiacell to bring Wikipedia to nearly 12 million subscribers free of mobile data charges – Wikimedia Blog Wikimedia community in Iraq partners with Asiacell to bring Wikipedia to nearly 12 million subscribers free of mobile data charges Bringing free knowledge to 12 million Iraqis, free of mobile data charges. Read about a new partnership announced today by the Wikimedia community in Iraq, the Wikimedia Foundation, and mobile operator Asiacell.
"28.02.2017 16:43:01" en.wikipedia.org Swedish calendar - Wikipedia The Swedish calendar was a calendar in use in Sweden and its possessions from 1 March 1700 until 30 February 1712 (see below). It was one day ahead of the Julian calendar and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar. Easter was calculated nominally In 1699, the Government of Sweden decided that, rather than adopt the Gregorian calendar outright, it would skip all leap days from 1700 to 1740, gradually reducing the gap between Swedish and Gregorian every fourth year until it caught up. In accordance
"28.02.2017 12:13:00" en.wikipedia.org February 28 Incident - Wikipedia government, which killed thousands of civilians beginning on February 28, 1947. Estimates of the number of deaths vary from 10,000 to 50,000 or more. On this day in 2004: Over one million people formed a 500-kilometre (310 mi) long human chain at the 228 Hand-in-Hand rally in Taiwan to commemorate February 28 Incident of 1947, to call for peace, and to protest the deployment of missiles by the People's
"28.02.2017 07:06:00" en.wikipedia.org GRB 970228 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia GRB 970228 was the first gamma-ray burst (GRB) for which an afterglow was observed. It was detected on 28 February 1997 at 02:58 UTC. Since 1993, physicists had predicted GRBs to be followed by a lower-energy afterglow (in wavelengths such as radio On this day in 1997: GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, buffeted the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
"28.02.2017 06:49:38" en.wikipedia.org Abdul Sattar Edhi - Wikipedia Abdul Sattar Edhi (Urdu: عبدالستار ایدھی; 28 February 1928 – 8 July 2016) was a Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation which runs hospitals, homeless shelters, rehab centres, and orphanages across Born this day in 1928 and the subject of today's Google Doodle: Abdul Sattar Edhi, a Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation which runs hospitals, homeless shelters, rehab centres, and orphanages across
"28.02.2017 02:57:01" en.wikipedia.org Down feather - Wikipedia . The discovery of feathers trapped in ancient amber suggests that some species of dinosaur may have possessed down-like feathers. Powder down is a special type of down that occurs in a few groups of apparently unrelated birds. In some species, the tips of the barbules on powder down feathers disintegrate, forming fine particles of keratin, which appear as a powder, or "feather
"27.02.2017 22:13:01" en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia:FAQ/Editing - Wikipedia This FAQ answers the most common questions about editing Wikipedia. Editing most Wikipedia pages is easy. Wikipedia uses two methods of editing: the new How do I edit a Wikipedia page? How can I add pictures to pages? How do I cite sources? This FAQ has answers:
"27.02.2017 20:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Principality of Elba - Wikipedia The Principality of Elba (Italian: Principato d'Elba) was a non-hereditary monarchy established by the Treaty of Fontainebleau of 11 April 1814. After Napoleon I abdicated following the War of the Sixth Coalition and went into exile, he was given sovereignty over the island of Elba.
"27.02.2017 18:32:23" en.wikipedia.org Cave painting - Wikipedia cave paintings is not known. Evidence suggests that they were not merely decorations of living areas since the caves in which they have been found do not have signs of ongoing habitation. They are also often located in areas of caves that are not easily The oldest date given to an animal cave painting is now a pig that has a minimum age of 35,400 years old at Pettakere cave in Sulawesi, an Indonesian island.
"27.02.2017 16:07:03" blog.wikimedia.org Editors find wide range of uses for source access donated by Newspapers.com – Wikimedia Blog Wikipedia Editors find wide range of uses for source access donated by Newspapers.com By Alex Stinson, Wikimedia Foundation Jake Orlowitz, Wikimedia Foundation September 18th, 2014 The Wikipedia Library is continuing to build opportunities for Wikimedia Through the Wikipedia Library program, the resources available to Wikipedians continue to grow, allowing editors to use the best sources available to improve Wikipedia.
"27.02.2017 14:55:23" Timeline Photos The Sun's diameter is about 109 times that of Earth. A whole category of sunrises will dawn on you in Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sunrise
"27.02.2017 13:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Grasshopper - Wikipedia . They are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers to distinguish them from the katydids, which have much longer Grasshoppers are probably the oldest living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago.
"27.02.2017 10:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Arctic fox - Wikipedia to living in cold environments. It has a deep thick fur which is brown in summer and white in winter. Its body length ranges from 46 to 68 cm (18 to 27 in), with a generally rounded body shape to minimize the escape of The Arctic fox lives in some of the most frigid extremes on the planet but does not start to shiver until the temperature drops to −70 °C (−94 °F). The fur of the Arctic fox provides the best insulation of any mammal. The Arctic fox also has such keen
"27.02.2017 07:18:17" en.wikipedia.org Kusumagraj - Wikipedia poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, apart from being a humanist, who wrote of freedom, justice and emancipation of the deprived, Born this day in 1912: Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar, popularly known by his pen name, Kusumāgraj. His work the Vishakha (1942), inspired a generation into the Indian freedom movement, and is today considered one of the masterpieces of Indian literature.
"26.02.2017 23:56:00" en.wikipedia.org 89th Academy Awards - Wikipedia The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 26, 2017, commemorating the best movies of 2016. Oscars speeches are restricted to a time limit of 45 seconds. There is play-off music after the time limit, and later the microphone cuts out. The longest speech was nearly 6 minutes. This prompted the time limit. #Oscars
"26.02.2017 22:12:01" en.wikipedia.org Grand Canyon National Park - Wikipedia The park received nearly six million recreational visitors in 2016. This day in 1919: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
"26.02.2017 21:34:24" Timeline Photos Zebras' stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. Evidence shows their background color is black and the white stripes are additions. More on zebras: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra #nature
"26.02.2017 16:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Intertitle - Wikipedia inter-) the photographed action at various points. Intertitles used to convey character dialogue are referred to as "dialogue intertitles", and those used to provide related descriptive/narrative material are referred to as "expository intertitles". The first Academy Awards presentation in 1929 included an award for "Best Title Writing" that went to Joseph W. Farnham for no specific film. The award was never given again, as intertitles went out of common use due to the introduction of "talkies."
"26.02.2017 13:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Livery Stable Blues - Wikipedia " or "Dixie Jass Band One-Step" (a tune later better known as "Original Dixieland One-Step"), became widely acknowledged as the first jazz recording commercially released. 100 years ago today, the first jazz single was recorded. On it a trombone, clarinet and cornet imitate barnyard animals.
"26.02.2017 11:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Levi Strauss - Wikipedia Born this day in 1829 in Buttenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria: Levi Strauss, founder of the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California.
"26.02.2017 05:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Cannabis (drug) - Wikipedia Cannabis, also known as marijuana among several other names,a[›] is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known The earliest recorded use of cannabis dates from the 3rd millennium BC. In 2013, between 128 million and 232 million people used cannabis (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65).
"26.02.2017 00:07:00" en.wikipedia.org February strike - Wikipedia The February Strike, also known as the Strike of February 1941, was a general strike in the Netherlands during World War II, organized by the then-outlawed Communist Party of the Netherlands in defence of persecuted Dutch Jews and against the anti-Jewish This day in 1941: The February Strike was declared in Amsterdam. It was the first and only direct action undertaken against the anti-Jewish measures of the Nazis in occupied Europe, and it was carried out and supported overwhelmingly by non-Jews.
"25.02.2017 21:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Black hole - Wikipedia . Although the event horizon has an enormous effect on the fate and circumstances of an object crossing it, no locally detectable features appear to be observed. In many ways a black hole acts like an ideal A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact
"25.02.2017 17:38:50" Timeline Photos The Atlantic puffin sometimes makes a soft purring sound in flight. Landing is awkward; it either crashes into a wave crest or, in calmer water, does a belly flop. Photo by Thomas Gansow. More puffery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffin
"25.02.2017 16:56:03" en.wikipedia.org Wearable computer - Wikipedia . It is also used in media development. Wearable computers are especially useful for applications that require more complex computational support, such as In 1961, mathematicians Edward O. Thorp and Claude Shannon built some computerized timing devices to help them win at a game of roulette. One such timer was concealed in a shoe and another in a pack of cigarettes. Some believe these were the first
"25.02.2017 12:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Honey - Wikipedia Honey /ˈhʌni/ is a sugary food substance produced and stored by certain social hymenopteran insects. It is produced from the sugary secretions of plants or insects, such as floral nectar or aphid honeydew, through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and Humans apparently began hunting for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain.
"25.02.2017 07:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Calaveras Skull - Wikipedia The Calaveras Skull was a human skull found by miners in Calaveras County, California, which was purported to prove that humans, mastodons, and elephants had coexisted in California. It was later revealed to be a hoax. Coincidentally, "calaveras" is the On this day in 1866: California miners discovered the "Calaveras Skull," a set of human remains that indicated man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
"25.02.2017 03:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Fallen Astronaut - Wikipedia Fallen Astronaut is an 8.5-centimeter (3.3 in) aluminium sculpture created by Paul Van Hoeydonck. It is a small stylized figure, meant to depict an astronaut in a spacesuit, intended to commemorate the astronauts and cosmonauts who have died in the Fallen Astronaut is an aluminum sculpture meant to depict an astronaut in a spacesuit, intended to commemorate the astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the advancement of space exploration. It was placed on the Moon by the crew of Apollo 15 on August 1,
"25.02.2017 00:53:47" en.wikipedia.org Happy Planet Index - Wikipedia The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in July 2006. The index is weighted to give progressively higher scores to nations with lower ecological The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact. The highest-ranked countries are bright green; the lowest are brown. The index is weighted to give progressively higher scores to nations with lower ecological
"24.02.2017 22:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Swaminarayan Sampraday - Wikipedia Swaminarayan Sampraday (Devnagari: स्वामिनारायण सम्प्रदाय, Gujarati: સ્વામિનારાયણ સંપ્રદાય, IAST: Svāmīnārāyaṇa sampradāya), known previously as the Uddhav Sampraday, is a Hindu sect propagated by Swaminarayan (or Sahajanand Swami) (2 April 1781 – 1 The Swaminarayan Sampraday has temples on five continents. Six temples that Swaminarayan built during his lifetime are considered to be the most important within the faith. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was the first temple Swaminarayan ever constructed.
"24.02.2017 19:53:49" en.wikipedia.org Nitrogen narcosis - Wikipedia inhalation. It can occur during shallow dives, but does not usually become noticeable at depths less than 30 meters (100 ft). Nitrogen narcosis, a shift in consciousness experienced by deep divers in high-pressure water, produces a state similar to drunkenness. After descending 50–70 meters (165–230 feet), divers have reported feeling sleepy, confused, and have even experienced
"24.02.2017 16:27:04" en.wikipedia.org A Tragedy of Fashion - Wikipedia . The BBC described this debut as "a pivotal moment in the history of ballet," as it launched the careers of both Ashton and Frederick Ashton's first ballet, "A Tragedy of Fashion," was inspired by a chef who killed himself when his fish delivery was late.
"24.02.2017 13:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor - Wikipedia Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH (19 May 1879 – 2 May 1964) was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat. On this day in 1920: Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.
"24.02.2017 13:09:45" en.wikipedia.org Steve Jobs - Wikipedia ; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, inventor, and industrial designer. He was the co-founder, chairman, and Born this day in 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA: Steve Jobs, former chief executive of Apple. Did you know? Jobs was adopted at birth and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s. He briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before
"24.02.2017 09:32:45" en.wikipedia.org Queen Elizabeth's corgis - Wikipedia Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famed for being the preferred breed of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 during her reign. These dogs have been favoured by the British Royal Family for more than seventy years. Queen Elizabeth II has owned over 30 corgis since she ascended the throne in 1952.
"24.02.2017 07:41:00" en.wikipedia.org L'Orfeo - Wikipedia L'Orfeo (SV 318) (Italian pronunciation: [lorˈfɛːo]), sometimes called La favola d'Orfeo [la ˈfaːvola dorˈfɛːo], is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on On this day in 1607: "L'Orfeo" by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, premiered in the Ducal Palace at Mantua.
"24.02.2017 04:16:11" Timeline Photos When the Spanish reintroduced the horse to the Americas beginning in the late 15th century, some horses escaped and formed feral herds. Isolated populations of feral horses occur in a number of places, including barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of
"24.02.2017 03:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Green children of Woolpit - Wikipedia . The children, brother and sister, were of generally normal appearance except for the green colour of their skin. They spoke in an unknown language, and the only food they would eat was beans. Eventually they learned to eat other food and lost their The legend of the green children of Woolpit involves a brother and sister who spoke in an unknown language and would only eat beans. After the girl learned to speak English, she explained that she and her brother had come from a subterranean world
"23.02.2017 23:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Scythe - Wikipedia A scythe (/ˈsaɪð/ or /ˈsaɪθ/) is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It has largely been replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The scythe was invented in about 500 BC. At first used mostly for mowing hay, it had replaced the sickle for reaping crops by the 16th century as the scythe was better ergonomically and consequently more efficient.
"23.02.2017 19:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Large Magellanic Cloud - Wikipedia ) lying closer to the center of the Milky Way. The LMC has a diameter of about 14,000 light-years (4.3 kpc) and a mass of approximately 10 billion Sun masses (10 On this day in 1987: Astronomers spotted Supernova 1987a, the nearest supernova in recent years, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
"23.02.2017 15:36:06" en.wikipedia.org Surströmming - Wikipedia Surströmming (pronounced [²sʉːʂʈrœmːɪŋ], Swedish for "sour herring") is fermented Baltic Sea herring that has been a part of traditional northern Swedish cuisine since at least the 16th century. Surströmming is ordinarily eaten outdoors due to its strong and sometimes overwhelming odor. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly fermented fish
"23.02.2017 14:58:35" en.wikipedia.org TRAPPIST-1 - Wikipedia TRAPPIST-1, also known as 2MASS J23062928-0502285, is an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light-years (12 parsecs) away in the constellation Aquarius. Astronomers have announced that the star TRAPPIST-1 an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. hosts seven exoplanets (artist's impression pictured), some orbiting in its habitable zone.
"23.02.2017 11:18:00" en.wikipedia.org J'accuse… - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia On this day in 1898: Émile Zola was thrown in prison for writing "J'accuse", a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
"23.02.2017 07:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Charles Martin Hall - Wikipedia Alfred E. Hunt, together with Charles Hall and a group of five other individuals including his partner at the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, George Hubbard Clapp, his chief chemist, W.S. Sample, Howard Lash, head of the Carbon Steel Company, Millard On this day in 1886: Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work alongside his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.
"23.02.2017 03:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Bob Ross - Wikipedia Robert Norman "Bob" Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was widely known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 On "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, Ross dedicated an episode to Bill Alexander, explaining that "Bill taught me this fantastic [wet-on-wet] technique, and I feel as though he gave me a precious gift." As Ross's popularity grew their relationship
"22.02.2017 23:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Gladys Anderson Emerson - Wikipedia Gladys Ludwina Anderson Emerson (July 1, 1903 – January 18, 1984) was an American historian, biochemist and nutritionist who researched the impact of vitamins on the body. She was the first person to isolate Vitamin E in a pure form and won the The first person to isolate Vitamin E, Gladys Anderson Emerson, taught history before starting her career in biochemistry.
"22.02.2017 21:34:34" en.wikipedia.org Sophie Scholl - Wikipedia Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened
"22.02.2017 21:28:43" Timeline Photos Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica, walking along a "penguin highway", a path that joins the sea and their nesting area on a rocky outcrop. Find more work by Arturo de Frias Marques on Wikimedia Commons.
"22.02.2017 19:35:00" en.wikipedia.org The road to hell is paved with good intentions - Wikipedia The road to Hell is paved with good intentions is a proverb or aphorism. Another saying is The road to Heaven Is Knowledge of The Lord And Savior, Jesus. An alternative form is "Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works". "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Psychological studies of the effect of intention upon task completion by professors Peter Gollwitzer, Paschal Sheeran and Sheina Orbell indicate that there is some truth in the proverb.
"22.02.2017 17:42:13" blog.wikimedia.org Node 6 at Wikimedia: Stability and substantial memory savings – Wikimedia Blog Node 6 has delivered on stability and performance, setting a new benchmark for future releases. When combined with our shared library infrastructure and deployment processes, we are in a good spot with our Node platform: it lets our engineers focus on Recently, we upgraded our infrastructure to Node.js v6. Here's how we did it, and what we learned in the process.
"22.02.2017 15:46:33" en.wikipedia.org South Orkney Islands - Wikipedia The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 604 kilometres (375 mi) north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. They have a total area of about 620 square kilometres (240 sq mi). The islands are claimed both by On this day in 1904: The United Kingdom sold a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, only to claim the islands themselves four years later. This base, renamed Orcadas in 1951, is still in operation today and is thus the oldest
"22.02.2017 11:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Moose Murders - Wikipedia Moose Murders is a play by Arthur Bicknell, self-described as a mystery farce. A notorious flop, it is now widely considered the standard of awfulness against which all Broadway failures are judged, and its name has become synonymous with those On this day in 1983: The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opened and closed on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. It is now widely considered the standard of awfulness against which all Broadway failures are judged.
"22.02.2017 07:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Adams–Onís Treaty - Wikipedia . It settled a standing border dispute between the two countries and was considered a triumph of American diplomacy. It came in the midst of increasing tensions related to Spain's territorial boundaries in North America against the United States and Great On this day in 1819: Spain sold Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars. The territory had become a burden to Spain, which could not afford to send settlers or garrisons.
"22.02.2017 04:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Argleton - Wikipedia area. As a result, Argleton also appeared in numerous listings for things such as estate and letting agents, employment agencies and weather, but although the people, businesses and services listed are all in fact real, they are actually based elsewhere The non-existent town of Argleton appeared on Google Maps for about two years before it was removed from databases.
"22.02.2017 01:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Beer chemistry - Wikipedia The main exception is that beer contains over 90% water and the mineral ions in the water (hardness) can have a significant effect upon the taste. In aerobic conditions, yeast turns sugars into pyruvate then converts pyruvate into water and carbon dioxide. This process can carbonate beers.
"21.02.2017 21:44:01" Timeline Photos Crowd surrounding a woman skating around a giant skillet with slabs of bacon tied to her feet, holding a giant wooden spatula. More bacon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon More giant objects: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Giant_objects
"21.02.2017 18:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Duct tape occlusion therapy - Wikipedia The manner in which duct tape appears to work is unclear. The tape might create a macerating and keratolytic environment, stimulating an immune response. The type of adhesive in the duct tape may also be important.Side effects are rare, although In 1978, Jerome Z Litt was the first to suggest that adhesive tape could be used to treat warts on the fingers. He claimed: "My method is safe, easy, simple painless, inexpensive, and highly effective." Clinical trials in 2012 concluded that no
"21.02.2017 15:55:01" en.wikipedia.org Instant camera - Wikipedia The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture. Polaroid Corporation pioneered (and patented) consumer friendly instant cameras and film, and were followed by On this day in 1947: In New York City, scientist Edwin Land demonstrated the first "instant camera," the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
"21.02.2017 13:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Malcolm X - Wikipedia . To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching On this day in 1965: After receiving multiple threats on his life, activist Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. All three conspirators were convicted of murder in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison. While the American media reported mixed
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"21.02.2017 09:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office - Wikipedia The Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is the title of the official resident cat of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at 10 Downing Street. Only four cats, Humphrey, Sybil, Larry and Freya have been given the title officially; other cats were There has been a resident Treasury or Downing Street cat employed as a mouser and pet since the reign of Henry VIII, when Cardinal Wolsey placed his cat by his side while acting in his judicial capacity as Lord Chancellor, an office he assumed in 1515.
"21.02.2017 07:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Peace symbols - Wikipedia A number of peace symbols have been used many ways in various cultures and contexts. The dove and olive branch was used symbolically by early Christians and then eventually became a secular peace symbol, popularized by Pablo Picasso after World War 2. In On this day in 1958: The CND symbol, also known as the peace symbol, was designed by British designer Gerald Holtom. Holtom made it for a march from Trafalgar Square to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment in Berkshire. The symbol became the badge of
"21.02.2017 06:57:57" Photos from Wikipedia's post Math can be so beautiful. See art depicting Julia sets on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Julia_sets
"21.02.2017 03:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Mimic octopus - Wikipedia species of octopus capable of impersonating other local species. They are notable for being able to change their skin color and texture in order to blend in with their environment, such as algae-encrusted rock and nearby coral through pigment sacs known The mimic octopus is unique in its ability to take the shape of various objects and animals. Many animals can imitate a different species to avoid or intimidate predators, but the mimic octopus is the only known one that can imitate as diverse a range of
"20.02.2017 23:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Caroline Mikkelsen - Wikipedia Caroline Mikkelsen (1906 – late 1990s) was born in Denmark and in 1935 was the first woman to set foot on Antarctica, although whether this was on the mainland or an island is a matter of dispute. On this day in 1935: Caroline Mikkelsen became the first woman to set foot in Antarctica. She would not publicly speak about her Antarctic voyage until sixty years after her landing in 1995, for the Norwegian newspaper "Aftenposten." A mountain on Ingrid
"20.02.2017 19:53:05" en.wikipedia.org Emergency Broadcast System - Wikipedia The Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), sometimes called the Emergency Action Notification System (EANS), is a former emergency warning system used in the United States. EBS replaced the previous CONELRAD system and was used from 1963 to 1997, at which On this day in 1971: The United States Emergency Broadcast System was accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert. Teletype operator W. S. Eberhardt "played the wrong tape" during a test, which sent a codeword-authenticated activation message
"20.02.2017 16:30:04" en.wikipedia.org Emmett Ashford - Wikipedia Emmett Littleton Ashford (November 23, 1914 – March 1, 1980), nicknamed "Ash", was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball, working in the American League from 1966 to 1970. On this day in 1952: Emmett Ashford became the first African-American umpire in organized baseball, when he was authorized to act as a substitute in the Southwestern International League. He would reach the American League's retirement age of 55 in 1969,
"20.02.2017 13:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Ansel Adams - Wikipedia Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, Born this day in 1902: American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams, whose photographs became the foremost record of what many U.S. National Parks were like before tourism. He used his works to promote the nascent environmental movement, but
"20.02.2017 10:24:00" en.wikipedia.org The Barber of Seville - Wikipedia The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione [il barˈbjɛːre di siˈviʎʎa osˈsiːa l iˈnuːtile prekautˈtsjoːne] eel bar-BYAIR-ay dee-see-VEEL-lyah) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino On this day in 1816: Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville" premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. Over two hundred years, the wildly popular work has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music. However, its first run at
"20.02.2017 07:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Peppermint - Wikipedia Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha. balsamea Willd.) is a hybrid mint: a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It Peppermint typically occurs in moist habitats, including stream sides and drainage ditches. If placed, it can grow anywhere, with a few exceptions.
"20.02.2017 04:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Albatross - Wikipedia Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels and diving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are The albatross' specialized nostrils allow them to measure their exact airspeed in flight; they are analogous to the pitot tubes in modern aircraft. The albatross needs this accurate airspeed measurement to perform dynamic soaring.
"19.02.2017 23:58:37" en.wikipedia.org Executive Order 9066 - Wikipedia on February 19, 1942. This order authorized the Secretary of War to prescribe certain areas as military zones, clearing the way for the internment of On this day 75 years ago, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing certain areas as military zones and clearing the way for the internment of Japanese Americans, German Americans, and Italian Americans.
"19.02.2017 23:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Goblin shark - Wikipedia Odontaspis nasutus Bragança, 1904Scapanorhynchus dofleini Engelhardt, 1912Scapanorhynchus jordani Hussakof, 1909Scapanorhynchus mitsukurii White, 1937 The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is sometimes called a "living fossil."It is the only extant representative of a lineage some 125 million years old.
"19.02.2017 21:27:47" aljazeera.com Wikipedia, open-source and the truth Facts, trust and the power of open source knowledge with Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher. "Wikipedians have been working on distinguishing fact from fiction for 16 years now." – Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher on The Listening Post from Al Jazeera Channel - قناة الجزيرة.
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"19.02.2017 15:56:00" en.wikipedia.org The Feminine Mystique - Wikipedia The Feminine Mystique is a 1963 book by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States. On this day in 1963: The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakened the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
"19.02.2017 13:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Pedro Lascuráin - Wikipedia for less than one hour on February 19, 1913, the shortest presidency in the history of the world. He had earlier served as Mexico's foreign minister for two terms and was the director of a small law school in On this day in 1913: Pedro Lascuráin became President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
"19.02.2017 10:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Daniel Sickles - Wikipedia as a legal defense for the first time in United States history. This became a defense associated with 'crimes of passion' ( On this day in 1859: Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, was acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the first time this defense was successfully used in the United States.
"19.02.2017 07:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Septimius Severus - Wikipedia Septimius Severus (/səˈvɪərəs/; Latin: Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus; 11 April 145 – 4 February 211), also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. Severus was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he On this day in 197 AD: Emperor Septimius Severus defeated usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
"19.02.2017 03:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Capybara - Wikipedia and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat Capybaras are semiaquatic mammals found throughout almost all countries of South America except Chile, though many escapees from captivity can also be found in similar watery habitats around the world. Sightings are fairly common in Florida, although a
"18.02.2017 23:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Southern Cross (wordless novel) - Wikipedia Southern Cross is the sole wordless novel by Canadian artist Laurence Hyde (1914–1987). Published in 1951, its 118 wood-engraved images narrate the impact of atomic testing on Pacific islanders. Hyde made the book to express his anger at the US Southern Cross is a wordless novel by Canadian artist Laurence Hyde (1914–1987). Published in 1951, its 118 wood-engraved images describe the effect of atomic testing on Pacific Islanders. Hyde made the book to express his anger at the US military's
"18.02.2017 22:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Symbolist movement in Romania - Wikipedia The Symbolist movement in Romania, active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, marked the development of Romanian culture in both literature and visual arts. Bringing the assimilation of France's Symbolism, Decadence and Parnassianism, it The Symbolist movement in Romania stood for idealism, sentimentalism or exoticism, alongside a noted interest in spirituality and esotericism, at a crossroads between local Romanticism and the emerging modernism of the fin de siècle. Despite such unifying
"18.02.2017 19:40:00" en.wikisource.org The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Wikisource, the free online library PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. On this day in 1885: Mark Twain published "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the United States. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often
"18.02.2017 16:42:05" en.wikipedia.org Bat as food - Wikipedia Bats are a food source for humans in the Pacific Rim and Asia, where they are sometimes known as chicken of the cave. Bats are consumed in various amounts in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, and in other Asian and Pacific Rim countries and During cooking, bats may emit strong odors reminiscent of urine. This may be reduced by cooking with added garlic, onion, chili pepper or beer.
"18.02.2017 13:37:05" en.wikipedia.org Airmail - Wikipedia , and usually cost more to send. Airmail may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by On this day in 1911: The first official airmail flight launched from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India). Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivered 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) away.
"18.02.2017 09:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Alessandro Volta - Wikipedia With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debunked the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to Born this day in 1745: Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery. He built it using copper, zinc, and a collection of empty wine goblets filled with brine.
"18.02.2017 07:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Elm Farm Ollie - Wikipedia , to St. Louis, she also became the first cow milked in flight. This was done ostensibly to allow scientists to observe midair effects on animals, as well as for publicity purposes. A St. Louis newspaper trumpeted her mission as being "to blaze a trail On this day in 1930: Elm Farm Ollie became the first ever cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft. (She was also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.)
"18.02.2017 03:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Shirley Ann Jackson - Wikipedia Shirley Ann Jackson FREng (born August 5, 1946) is an American physicist, and the eighteenth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson has aimed to preserve and strengthen the United States' capacity for innovation in science and engineering, in part by attracting women and members of under-represented groups into careers in science. She was inducted into the
"17.02.2017 23:33:17" en.wikipedia.org Cayenne pepper - Wikipedia The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice,cow-horn pepper, red hot chili pepper, aleva, bird pepper,' or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum, which is related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, Although Cayenne peppers are high in vitamin A and also contained many other essential nutrients, given the very small amount of cayenne pepper typically consumed in a serving, it makes a negligible contribution to overall dietary intake of these
"17.02.2017 19:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Watercolor painting - Wikipedia Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (Commonwealth and Ireland), also aquarelle (French loanword), a diminutive of the Latin for water, is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for manuscript illustration since at least Egyptian times but especially in the European Middle Ages. However, its continuous history as an