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"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
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"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
"08.03.2017 20:16:11" Wiki Loves Women Our friends at Wiki Loves Women encourage the contribution of quality information on African women on Wikipedia. Like their page (tagged in this post) and go here -- http://www.wikiloveswomen.org/ -- for more information! #womensday
"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
"17.02.2017 15:31:05" en.wikipedia.org Huey P. Newton - Wikipedia Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He continued to pursue an education, eventually earning a Ph.D. Born this day in 1942: American activist Huey P. Newton, who co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966, a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization that challenged police brutality and segregation. #BHM
"17.02.2017 13:23:39" en.wikipedia.org Timeline of Mount Everest expeditions - Wikipedia is the world's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is situated in the Himalayan range in Tibet. On this day in 1980: Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy became the first people to ascend Mount Everest in the wintertime. This was also the first winter summit of any of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks.
"17.02.2017 09:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Rock climbing - Wikipedia of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling. Due to the length and extended endurance required and because accidents are more likely to happen on descent than ascent, Rock Climbers do not usually climb back down the Crack climbing is a type of rock climbing that ascends cracks and uses specialized climbing techniques. Climbers use special techniques to ascend the rock. Some use gloves made out of athletic tape to protect their hands.
"17.02.2017 07:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Julian calendar - Wikipedia ), by edict. It was the predominant calendar in the Roman world, most of Europe, and in European settlements in the Americas and elsewhere, until it was refined and On this day in 1753: For the first and only time in Sweden, the day after February 17th was March 1, as the country moved from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
"17.02.2017 04:14:31" en.wikipedia.org Yawn - Wikipedia A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath. For humans, a yawn can be contagious. This phenomenon is shaped by social closeness, with closely bonded individuals showing a higher level of contagion than those of weakly bonded individuals.
"17.02.2017 01:28:01" en.wikipedia.org Deer - Wikipedia Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The two main groups are the Cervinae, including the muntjac, the fallow deer and the chital, and the Capreolinae, including the elk, reindeer (caribou), the Western roe deer, The common male first name "Oscar" is taken from the Irish Language, where it is derived from two elements: the first, os, means "deer"; the second element, cara, means "friend". The name is borne by a famous hero of Irish mythology—Oscar, grandson of
"16.02.2017 21:46:27" Wikipedia in Africa Did you know that Wikipedia is made by people like you? Meet some of Africa's most active knowledge volunteers: http://buff.ly/2kuTc0y
"16.02.2017 19:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Sankofa - Wikipedia Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "Go back and get it," and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either by a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back, or as a stylised heart shape. During a building excavation in Lower Manhattan in 1991, a cemetery for free and enslaved Africans was discovered. Of over 400 identified remains, one coffin stood out in particular. Nailed into its lid were iron tacks, 51 of which formed an enigmatic,
"16.02.2017 17:33:31" blog.wikimedia.org Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts – Wikimedia Blog Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia. In late January, an attack on a Mosque in Quebec City, Canada, killed six people. In the wake of that tragedy, Wikipedians worked to provide the best possible information to a world of readers. In the 24 hours after the attack, Wikipedians translated the
"16.02.2017 16:21:14" en.wikipedia.org Sleep (non-human) - Wikipedia refers to a behavioral and physiological state characterized by altered consciousness, reduced responsiveness to external stimuli, and homeostatic regulation. Birds, aquatic mammals, and certain species of lizards are capable of unihemispheric sleep: the ability to sleep with one cerebral hemisphere at a time, while the other hemisphere is awake. When only one hemisphere is sleeping, only the contralateral eye
"16.02.2017 13:34:32" en.wikipedia.org 9-1-1 - Wikipedia . Like other emergency numbers around the world, this number is intended for use in life-threatening emergency circumstances only, and to use it for any other purpose (such as making false or On this day in 1968: The first ever call to the United States' 9-1-1 emergency telephone system was placed Haleyville, Alabama. The representative who picked up the call reportedly answered with "Hello."
"16.02.2017 08:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Rabies - Wikipedia These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and Only five people have survived a rabies infection after showing symptoms, and this was with extensive treatment known as the Milwaukee protocol. The treatment involves putting the patient into a chemically induced coma and administering antiviral drugs.
"16.02.2017 07:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Damselfly - Wikipedia , but are smaller, have slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when at rest. An ancient group, damselflies have existed since at least the Damselflies have existed since at least the Lower Permian age, and are found on every continent except Antarctica. Their presence on a body of water indicates that it is relatively unpolluted, but their dependence on freshwater makes them vulnerable to
"16.02.2017 03:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Rabbit - Wikipedia Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits The longest-lived rabbit on record, a domesticated European rabbit living in Tasmania, died at age 18. The lifespan of wild rabbits is much shorter; the average longevity of an eastern cottontail, for instance, is less than one year.
"15.02.2017 23:42:00" en.wikipedia.org List of fault zones - Wikipedia and fault-systems that are either geologically important or connected to prominent seismic activity. It is not intended to list every notable fault, but only major fault zones. An active fault is a planar fracture that is likely to become the source of an earthquake sometime in the future. Geologists commonly consider faults to be active if there has been movement observed or evidence of seismic activity during the last 10,000
"15.02.2017 20:29:31" en.wikipedia.org Susan B. Anthony - Wikipedia (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the "The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do." – Susan B. Anthony, born this day in 1820.
"15.02.2017 19:00:07" en.wikipedia.org Planetary romance - Wikipedia story in which the bulk of the action consists of adventures on one or more exotic alien planets, characterized by distinctive physical and cultural backgrounds. Some planetary romances take place against the background of a future culture where travel "Planetary romance" is an genre extension of late 19th and early 20th century adventure novels and pulp romances to a planetary setting. The planetary romance has become a significant component of current science fiction, though few writers use the term
"15.02.2017 15:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Matt Groening - Wikipedia has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. primetime-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated series and sitcom. Born this day in 1954: American animator and screenwriter Matt Groening, who created Futurama and The Simpsons. The latter has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. primetime-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated
"15.02.2017 13:51:01" en.wikipedia.org Bruno Liljefors - Wikipedia artist, the most important and probably the most influential wildlife painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Swedish wildlife artist Bruno Liljefors amassed a collection of animals to act as his living models. In his enclosure, he kept "foxes, badgers, hares, squirrels, weasels, an eagle, eagle owl, hawk, capercaillie and black game," though he also worked from
"15.02.2017 10:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Coins of the pound sterling - Wikipedia , on 15 February 1971, the pound has been divided into 100 (new) pence. From the 16th century until decimalisation, the pound was divided into 20 On this day in 1971: On Decimal Day, British coinage became fully decimalized. Before this day, rather than dividing currency by a factor of 10, pennies were divided into 4 farthings, 20 shillings made a pound, and 12 pence made a shilling.
"15.02.2017 07:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Battle of Singapore - Wikipedia of British imperial interwar defence planning for South-East Asia as well as the South-West Pacific. The fighting in Singapore lasted from 8 to 15 February 1942 although this was preceded by two months of British resistance as Japanese forces On this day in 1942: Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrendered. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers became prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in
"15.02.2017 04:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Equestrianism - Wikipedia Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse), more often known as riding, horseback riding (American English) or horse riding (British English), refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. Though there is controversy over the exact date horses were domesticated and when they were first ridden, the best estimate is that horses first were ridden approximately 3500 BC.
"14.02.2017 23:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Pyrokinesis - Wikipedia Pyrokinesis is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to create and control fire with the mind. There is no conclusive evidence that pyrokinesis is a real phenomenon. Alleged cases are said to be hoaxes, the result of trickery. Parapsychologists describe the fictional skill of pyrokinesis as the ability to excite the atoms within an object until they generate enough energy to burst into flame. Science fiction works define pyrokinesis as speeding up the movement of molecules in
"14.02.2017 20:18:20" blog.wikimedia.org Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts – Wikimedia Blog Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. While Wikipedia editors rushed to document the tragedy on Wikipedia. Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by news of a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada. Here's a look at how Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia.
"14.02.2017 18:58:01" en.wikipedia.org Dik-dik - Wikipedia A dik-dik is the name for any of four species of small antelope in the genus Madoqua that live in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. Dik-diks stand about 30–40 centimetres (12–15.5 in) at the shoulder and can live for up to 10 years. They have an established series of runways through and around the borders of their territories, which are used when they feel threatened.
"14.02.2017 16:36:30" en.wikipedia.org Plant symbolism - Wikipedia Various folk cultures and traditions assign the symbolic meanings to plants. Although these are no longer commonly understood by populations that are increasingly divorced from their old rural traditions, some survive. In addition, these meanings are Folk cultures have historically assigned special symbolism to many plants and plant colors. The gift of a red rose symbolizes true love, a Viscaria represents faithfulness, and a Narcissus effects unrequited love. #ilovewikipedia
"14.02.2017 13:32:57" Timeline Photos Dog lover's Valentine circa 1900. A popular account of Saint Valentine of Rome says he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. During his imprisonment, Saint Valentine is said to have healed the daughter of his
"14.02.2017 11:56:00" Timeline Photos The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their
"14.02.2017 07:03:00" en.wikipedia.org History of the periodic table - Wikipedia . Elements are presented in order of increasing atomic number. The standard form of the table consists of a grid of elements, with rows called On this day in 1961: Element 103, Lawrencium, was first synthesized at the University of California. A history of the period table:
"14.02.2017 05:51:55" Timeline Photos Some art experts believe this illustration from the 1250s is the first known depiction of a heart as a symbol of romantic love. The gift does not appear to be well-received. More on the history of the heart symbol: http://buff.ly/2lKgHzw #valentines
"14.02.2017 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Sadie Hawkins dance - Wikipedia The Sadie Hawkins dance is contrary to the custom of male students typically inviting female students to school dances such as prom in the spring and Homecoming in the fall. In the United States and Canada, the Sadie Hawkins Dance is usually an informal school dance in which female students invite male students of their choosing, instead of demurely waiting for men to invite first. The event is named after a character from Al
"14.02.2017 00:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Garlic - Wikipedia Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Allium chinense. With a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use, garlic is native to the region between the Mediterranean and China, and has long been a Garlic was used as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene during World Wars I and II. Garlic and onions were once invoked as deities by the ancient Egyptians at the taking of oaths, and it has been consumed in China for thousands of years.
"13.02.2017 21:40:14" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation releases first transparency report of 2017 – Wikimedia Blog Sometimes, we get requests from private parties or governments to remove or change content or provide information on volunteers. In the second half of 2016, the Wikimedia Foundation had 187 requests to remove or alter content on Wikipedia and its sister projects. We granted zero.
"13.02.2017 19:11:33" en.wikipedia.org Common Suriname toad - Wikipedia The common Suriname toad or star-fingered toad (Pipa pipa) is a species of frog in the Pipidae family found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. In Spanish it is called aparo, The common Suriname toad is similar in appearance to a mottled brown leaf, and is almost completely flat. Its feet are broadly webbed with the front toes having small, star-like appendages. It has minute eyes, no teeth, and no tongue.
"13.02.2017 15:37:01" en.wikipedia.org Dhole - Wikipedia The dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a canid native to Central, South and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asiatic wild dog,Indian wild dog,whistling dog, red wolf (not to be confused with Canis rufus), red dog, and mountain In appearance, the dhole has been variously described as combining the physical characteristics of the grey wolf and red fox, and as being "cat-like" on account of its long backbone and slender limbs.
"13.02.2017 13:55:59" en.wikipedia.org Hubertine Auclert - Wikipedia Hubertine Auclert (April 10, 1848, Saint-Priest-en-Murat – August 4, 1914, Paris) was a leading French feminist and a campaigner for women's suffrage. On this day in 1881: Activist Hubertine Auclert published the first edition of the monthly feminist newspaper, La Citoyenne.
"13.02.2017 11:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Mel Blanc - Wikipedia Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor, actor, radio comedian, and recording artist. He began his 60-plus-year career performing in radio, but is best remembered for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Mel Blanc voiced the cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales – in fact all of the major male Warner Bros. cartoon characters
"13.02.2017 09:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Copper mining in Michigan - Wikipedia While it originated thousands of years earlier, copper mining in Michigan became an important industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its rise marked the start of copper mining as a major industry in the United States. At its peak in 1916, the Michigan copper mining industry yielded an annual 266 million pounds (121,000 metric tons) of copper.
"13.02.2017 07:43:00" en.wikipedia.org BPM 37093 - Wikipedia BPM 37093 (V886 Centauri) is a variable white dwarf star of the DAV, or ZZ Ceti, type, with a hydrogen atmosphere and an unusually high mass of approximately 1.1 times the Sun's. It is about 50 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Centaurus, and On this day in 2004: The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
"13.02.2017 04:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Devil's Footprints - Wikipedia -like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some people believed that they were the tracks of After a heavy snowfall in England, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles (60 to 160 km). The footprints became known as the "Devil's footprints" because they were allegedly made by a
"13.02.2017 01:58:21" en.wikipedia.org Online dating service - Wikipedia Users of an online dating service would usually provide personal information, to enable them to search the service provider's database for other individuals. In one study, it was found that nine out of ten participants in online dating had lied about at least one attribute.
"12.02.2017 23:11:01" en.wikipedia.org Puyi - Wikipedia Puyi (Chinese: 溥儀; 7 February 1906 – 17 October 1967), of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, commonly known as Henry Pu Yi, was the last Emperor of China and the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing dynasty. When a child, he ruled as the Xuantong Emperor On this day in 1912: The last Emperor of China abdicated his throne, although he was to retain his imperial title and be treated by the government of the Republic with the protocol attached to a foreign monarch.
"12.02.2017 19:23:02" en.wikipedia.org Australian gold rushes - Wikipedia had been discovered. A number of gold finds occurred in Australia prior to 1851, but only the gold found from 1851 onwards created gold rushes. This is mainly because, prior to 1851, the On this day in 1851: Edward Hargraves announced that he discovered gold in New South Wales, Australia, igniting the Australian gold rushes.
"12.02.2017 16:07:01" en.wikipedia.org National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Wikipedia Its mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination." Their national initiatives included political lobbying, publicity efforts, and court On this day in 1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. In its early years, the NAACP concentrated on using the courts to overturn the Jim Crow statutes that legalized racial segregation. #BHM
"12.02.2017 13:44:24" en.wikipedia.org Valentine's Day - Wikipedia It is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any of them. Does your country celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you?
"12.02.2017 12:51:22" en.wikipedia.org Carmen Lawrence - Wikipedia Carmen Mary Lawrence (born 2 March 1948) is a retired Australian politician; a former Premier of Western Australia and the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia. On this day in 1990: Carmen Lawrence became the first female Premier in Australian history. Two significant matters which characterized Lawrence's premiership were a public demand for a strong legislative response to juvenile crime and problematic
"12.02.2017 10:30:00" en.wikipedia.org SS Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia SS Penguin was a New Zealand inter-island ferry steamer that sank off Cape Terawhiti near the entrance to Wellington Harbour in poor weather on 12 February 1909. Penguin's sinking caused the deaths of 75 people, leaving only 30 survivors. This was New On this day in 1909: New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century occurred when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sank and exploded at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
"12.02.2017 07:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Natural dye - Wikipedia Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other organic sources such as fungi and lichens. Many "natural" dyes still require the use of chemicals called mordants to bind the dye to the textile fibers; tannin from oak galls, salt, natural alum, vinegar, and ammonia from stale urine were used by early dyers.
"12.02.2017 06:42:39" 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 Some aquatic mammals can sleep with half of the brain while the other half is awake. Dolphins can swim like this.
"12.02.2017 04:18:01" en.wikipedia.org Immune system - Wikipedia The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, from viruses Foods rich in certain fatty acids may foster a healthy immune system, which provides layers of defense against infectious diseases. These foods include fish and shellfish, flaxseed, olive oil, leafy vegetables, and walnuts.
"12.02.2017 02:30:21" Timeline Photos A map showing the flags of the world, in equirectangular projection. The countries shown are the members of the United Nations. See this map in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag-map_of_the_world.svg
"12.02.2017 01:27:01" en.wikipedia.org Henry Fox Talbot - Wikipedia processes, precursors to photographic processes of the later 19th and 20th centuries. His work in the 1840s on photomechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to On this day in 1800: English photographer and politician Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the calotype. He was the holder of a controversial patent which affected the early development of commercial photography in Britain.
"11.02.2017 23:02:47" en.wikipedia.org Mary Anning - Wikipedia Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the Mary Anning was an English fossil collector and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel. Her findings contributed to important changes in
"11.02.2017 21:29:00" blog.wikimedia.org The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero – Wikimedia Blog Read how a little gold frog is leading one of the world's great museums into a new era.
"11.02.2017 19:49:02" en.wikipedia.org Censorship - Wikipedia Censorship is the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other In 399 BC, Greek philosopher, Socrates, defied attempts by the Greek state to censor his philosophical teachings and was sentenced to death by drinking a poison, hemlock. Socrates' student, Plato, is said to have advocated censorship in his essay on The
"11.02.2017 15:45:31" en.wikipedia.org Seabed Arms Control Treaty - Wikipedia Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof On this day in 1971: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, signed the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
"11.02.2017 12:51:02" en.wikipedia.org R.U.R. - Wikipedia R.U.R. is a 1920 science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. R.U.R. stands for Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum's Universal Robots). However, the English phrase Rossum's Universal Robots had been used as the subtitle in the Czech On this day in 1938: The world's first science fiction television program was broadcast when BBC One presented an adaptation of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., which earlier coined the term "robot."
"11.02.2017 10:47:01" en.wikipedia.org Britannicus - Wikipedia Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (11 February AD 41 – 11 February AD 55) was the son of the Roman emperor Claudius and his third wife Valeria Messalina. He became the heir-designate of the empire at his birth, less than a month into On this day in AD 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, died under mysterious circumstances just before his 14th birthday. This cleared the way for his adopted brother Nero to become Emperor. A ruthless ruler, Nero is
"11.02.2017 07:17:02" en.wikipedia.org Thomas Edison - Wikipedia (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. Born this day in: Thomas Edison, developer of the light bulb and phonograph and considered "America's greatest inventor."
"11.02.2017 04:36:00" blog.wikimedia.org Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of harassment on Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog Early last year, the Wikimedia Foundation kicked off a research collaboration with Jigsaw, a technology incubator for Google's parent company, Alphabet, to better understand the nature and impact of harassment on Wikipedia and explore technical solut A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia.
"11.02.2017 01:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Electroencephalography - Wikipedia , although invasive electrodes are sometimes used in specific applications. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from Electroencephalography is an uninvasive method neuroscientists employ to conduct research on mental disabilities. By recording the levels of voltage emitted by the brain over time, researchers and medical professionals can detect abnormal activity and
"10.02.2017 22:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Music recording sales certification - Wikipedia Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped or sold a certain number of copies. The threshold quantity varies by type (such as album, single, music video) and by nation or territory (see List of music On this day in 1942: Glenn Miller was awarded the first gold record celebrating 1.2 million sold copies of the single "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
"10.02.2017 20:12:47" Timeline Photos A little gold frog is helping to lead one of the world's greatest museums into a new online era. This pre-Columbian pendant of a tree frog from the 11–16th century is one of several dozen objects launching The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York's
"10.02.2017 16:33:02" en.wikipedia.org Alpheidae - Wikipedia characterized by having asymmetrical claws, the larger of which is typically capable of producing a loud snapping sound. Other common names for animals in the group are The snapping shrimp, also known as the "pistol shrimp," competes with much larger animals such as the sperm whale and beluga whale for the title of loudest animal in the sea. When in colonies, the noise it creates can interfere with sonar and underwater
"10.02.2017 12:58:32" en.wikipedia.org Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov - Wikipedia Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov was a pair of six-game chess matches between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue. The first match was played in Philadelphia in 1996 and won by Kasparov. The second was played in On this day in 1996: An IBM supercomputer named Deep Blue defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov for the first time. Kasparov won three and drew two of the following five games, defeating Deep Blue by a score of 4–2. Following an upgrade, Deep Blue
"10.02.2017 09:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Christian Dior - Wikipedia ; 21 January 1905 – 24 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called On this day in 1947: Crowds gathered at shop windows in Paris to see Christian Dior's "New Look" fashion - longer skirts, nipped-in waists and padded shoulders. Initially, women protested because his designs covered up their legs, which they had been
"10.02.2017 07:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Look Mickey - Wikipedia works, it is notable for its ironic humor and aesthetic value as well as being the first example of the artist's employment of On this day in 1962: Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened. It included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.
"10.02.2017 03:00:01" en.wikipedia.org Constitution Marsh - Wikipedia Constitution Marsh is a 270-acre (110 ha) fresh water and brackish tidal marsh located between Constitution Island and the eastern shores of the Hudson River in Garrison, New York. Together with 80 acres (32 ha) of bordering woodlands, it forms the Constitution Marsh is an Audubon Important Bird Area and has been listed as a New York State Bird Conservation Area since the early 2000s. It lives adjacent to what was once "the most cadmium polluted site in the world."
"09.02.2017 23:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Pyura chilensis - Wikipedia Pyura chilensis, called piure in Spanish, is a tunicate of the family Pyuridae. It was described in 1782 by Juan Ignacio Molina. Pyura chilensis, a marine animal that somewhat resembles a mass of organs inside a rock, is often found in dense aggregations in the intertidal and subtidal coast of Chile and Peru. It is a filter feeder that eats by sucking in seawater and filtering out
"09.02.2017 19:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Poison dart frog - Wikipedia and often have brightly colored bodies. This bright coloration is correlated with the toxicity of the species, making them Poison dart frogs are well known for their brightly colored skin. However it is their brightly colored skin that gives off the warning to predators of their toxicity.
"09.02.2017 15:59:33" en.wikipedia.org 1913 Great Meteor Procession - Wikipedia , that is to say, no point in the sky from which the meteors appeared to originate. The observations were analysed in detail, later the same year, by the astronomer On this day in 1913: A group of meteors became visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
"09.02.2017 13:51:07" en.wikipedia.org Facebook like button - Wikipedia , the Facebook like button reports to Facebook whenever a user visits a page containing a like button and uses those reports to compile records of what websites people visit. On this day in 2009, Facebook introduced the Like button.
"09.02.2017 10:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Genoa Cathedral - Wikipedia Genoa Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Genova, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Italian city of Genoa. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence (San Lorenzo), and is the seat of the Archbishop of Genoa. The cathedral was consecrated by On this day in 1941: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy was struck by a bomb, which miraculously failed to detonate. Launched accidentally by a British battleship, the bomb's relatively soft material failed to detonate. Its fuse and shell are
"09.02.2017 07:13:01" en.wikipedia.org The Beatles - Wikipedia The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, On this day in 1964: The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA, roughly 34% of the American population. According to the Nielsen rating service, it
"09.02.2017 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Fox spirit - Wikipedia The fox spirit (狐狸精) or nine-tailed fox (九尾狐), having been originated from Chinese mythology, is a common motif in the mythology of East Asian countries. Nine-tailed foxes appear in Chinese folklore, literature, and mythology, as good and bad omens, depending on the story. The motif of nine-tailed foxes from Chinese culture were eventually transmitted and introduced to Korean and Japanese culture.
"09.02.2017 01:35:01" en.wikipedia.org Cow tipping - Wikipedia The concept of cow-tipping apparently developed in the 1970s, though tales of animals that cannot rise if they fall has historical antecedents dating to the Cow tipping is an urban legend that relies on the presumption that cattle are slow-moving, dim-witted, and weak-legged, thus easily pushed over without much force. Numerous sources have questioned the practice's feasibility, since most cows weigh over
"08.02.2017 22:52:01" en.wikipedia.org X-Seed 4000 - Wikipedia The idea was initially created and developed by Peter Neville. Its proposed 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) height, 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) wide sea-base, and 800-floor capacity could accommodate 500,000 to 1,000,000 inhabitants. This structure would be composed of The tallest building ever designed was never meant to be built.
"08.02.2017 19:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Bill Finger - Wikipedia , and the co-architect of the series' development. Although Finger did not receive contemporaneous credit for his hand in the development of Batman, Kane acknowledged Finger's contributions years after Finger's death. Born this day in 1914: Bill Finger, best known as the co-creator of the DC Comics characters Batman and the Joker in the late 1930s, sharing the credit with artist Bob Kane. Kane negotiated a contract trading ownership of the character in exchange for a
"08.02.2017 16:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Orangeburg massacre - Wikipedia at a local bowling alley. Three of the protestors, African American males, were killed and twenty-seven other protesters were injured. On this day in 1968: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University, who were protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, left three dead and 27 injured. The federal government brought charges against nine state
"08.02.2017 13:01:02" en.wikipedia.org Mae Jemison - Wikipedia from 1985 until 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an Because of her love of dance, astronaut Mae Jemison brought along a poster from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on her only mission to space. "Many people do not see a connection between science and dance," says Jemison, "but I consider them both
"08.02.2017 10:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Christopher R. W. Nevinson - Wikipedia (13 August 1889 – 7 October 1946) was an English figure and landscape painter, etcher and lithographer, who was one of the most famous war artists of In 1920, the critic Charles Lewis Hind wrote of renowned war painter Christopher R.W. Nevinson that 'it is something, at the age of thirty one, to be among the most discussed, most successful, most promising, most admired and most hated British artists."
"08.02.2017 07:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Sydney Riot of 1879 - Wikipedia in the New South Wales pavilion, who had bet heavily on the home side, encouraged the riot because the tourists were in a dominant position and looked set to win. Another theory given to explain the anger was that of On this day in 1879: A riot erupted during a cricket match in Sydney, between England and New South Wales. A controversial dismissal caused an uproar among the parochial spectators, many of whom surged onto the pitch at that moment. Illegal gambling and
"08.02.2017 03:24:00" en.wikipedia.org White-browed robin-chat - Wikipedia The white-browed robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini), also known as Heuglin's robin, is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. The white-browed robin-chat, found in east, central and southern Africa, sometimes nests on occupied buildings' walls and trellises covered with climbing plants.
"07.02.2017 22:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Sarah E. Goode - Wikipedia Sarah Elisabeth Goode (1855 – April 8, 1905) was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a United States patent, which she received in 1885. To help save on space in her customers' homes, Sarah E. Goode invented a folding cabinet bed which allowed people who lived in tight housing to utilize their space efficiently. When the bed was folded up it looked like a desk, with room for storage. She
"07.02.2017 19:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Lists of landmark court decisions - Wikipedia that determine a significant new legal principle or concept, or otherwise substantially affect the interpretation of existing A list of landmark court decisions from around the world:
"07.02.2017 18:43:37" blog.wikimedia.org Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of online harassment A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia. To study harassment, Wikimedia Foundation researchers collected 100,000 comments from Wikipedia talk pages. Then 4,000 judges rated each comment. With Jigsaw researchers we are now using this data to build artificial-intelligence tools – good-guy robots –
"07.02.2017 16:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Nefertiti Bust - Wikipedia . Owing to the work, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. On this day in 1912: German archaeologists discovered the bust of Queen Nefertiti in what had been the sculptor Thutmose's workshop in southern Egypt, along with other unfinished busts of Nefertiti. Ludwig Borchardt, the expedition's lead archaeologist,
"07.02.2017 16:02:47" What is Creative Commons? Great art wants free licensing! Thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York for today's big news on freely licensing 375,000 works of art: http://buff.ly/2knyz4R And to Creative Commons for all you do! #metopenaccess
"07.02.2017 15:29:08" blog.wikimedia.org Met makes 375,000 images of public art freely available under CC0 And it all begins today with a tiny gold frog hopping into a new era. The The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is making 375,000 images of public art freely available under Creative Commons Zero release. And a Wikimedian in residence is helping bring them to Wikimedia Commons.
"07.02.2017 12:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Tawakkol Karman - Wikipedia Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman (Arabic: توكل عبد السلام خالد كرمان Tawakkul 'Abd us-Salām Karmān; also Romanized Tawakul,Tawakel) (born 7 February 1979) is a Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist. She leads the group Born this day in 1979: "Iron Woman" Tawakkol Karman, a journalist and human rights activists and the youngest winner (at the time) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Alongside Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and activist Leymah Gbowee, they
"07.02.2017 10:22:00" en.wikipedia.org East–West Schism - Wikipedia The East–West Schism, also called the Great Schism and the Schism of 1054, was the break of communion between what are now the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, which has lasted since the 11th century. It is not to be confused with the On this day in 1965: Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously revoked mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054. Ecclesiastical differences between the Greek East and Latin West were to blame for nearly 900 years of bad
"07.02.2017 07:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Storm of 1703 - Wikipedia was a destructive extratropical cyclone that struck central and southern England on 26 November 1703 (7 December 1703 in the On this day: The Great Storm of 1703 rocked the southern park of Great Britain. The windstorm produced gusts up to 120 mph, killing 9,000. English writer Daniel Defoe insisted it was a divine punishment for poor performance in the War of the Spanish
"07.02.2017 04:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Tuba - Wikipedia The tuba (UK /ˈtjuːbə/ or US /ˈtuːbə/; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtuːba]) is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family. In America a person who plays the tuba is known as a tubaist or tubist. In the United Kingdom a person who plays the tuba in an orchestra is known simply as a tuba player; in a brass band or military band they are known as a bass player.
"07.02.2017 01:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Android (robot) - Wikipedia An android is a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human, especially one with a body having a flesh-like resemblance. Historically, androids remained completely within the domain of science fiction where The term "android" appears in US patents as early as 1863 in reference to miniature human-like toy automatons. The word itself was coined from the Greek root ἀνδρ-, "man" and the suffix -oid, "having the form or likeness of." While it is used in reference
"06.02.2017 22:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Cozumel raccoon - Wikipedia The Cozumel raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus), also called the pygmy raccoon, is a critically endangered species of island raccoon endemic on Cozumel Island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. A large amount of research has been performed to determine whether the Cozumel raccoon, also known as pygmy raccoon, is indeed a separate species from the common raccoon. Their smaller body size, broad black throat band, golden yellow tail and reduced
"06.02.2017 19:06:00" en.wikipedia.org The House of Houdini - Wikipedia The House of Houdini is a museum and performance venue located at 11, Dísz Square, within the walls of the Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. The museum houses the only collection of original Houdini artifacts in Europe. Visitors to the collection at The House of Houdini can gain admittance only by decoding a secret message on their admission ticket. If the visitor fails to solve it, they refund the price of admission.
"06.02.2017 16:12:00" en.wikipedia.org American Colonization Society - Wikipedia The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America, commonly known as the American Colonization Society (ACS), was a group established in 1816 by Robert Finley of New Jersey which supported the migration of free African Americans to the On this day in 1820: The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society left New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia. In Liberia, the native Africans resisted the expansion of the colonists, resulting in
"06.02.2017 13:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Michael Jordan - Wikipedia . His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." On this day in 1988: Chicago Bulls basketball player Michael Jordan made his signature slam dunk from the free throw line, inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo. #BHM
"06.02.2017 11:19:00" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Collaboration and international mobility are essential to our mission of making free knowledge available to everyone, worldwide. For this reason, the Wikimedia Foundation has joined more than 90 organizations in an amicus brief supporting a legal
"06.02.2017 09:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Botticelli Inferno - Wikipedia Botticelli Inferno is a 2016 Italian-German documentary film directed by Ralph Loop. The film is part of the project Great Art Cinema and analyses one of the most mysterious works of Botticelli, the Map of Hell, which was locked for centuries in the The Map of Hell, a painting by Italian Early renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, is the subject of the 2016 documentary film Botticelli Inferno.
"06.02.2017 07:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth II - Wikipedia Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926[a]) has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her On this day in 1952: Elizabeth II became queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
"06.02.2017 06:13:02" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Collaboration and international mobility are essential to our mission of making free knowledge available to everyone, worldwide. For this reason, the Wikimedia Foundation has joined more than 90 organizations in an amicus brief supporting a legal
"06.02.2017 04:04:17" Timeline Photos From 4 million miles away on December 16, 1992, NASA's robot spacecraft Galileo took this picture of the Earth-moon system. Our moon is one of the largest moons in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Pluto.
"06.02.2017 03:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell - Wikipedia Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is a major in the United States Air Force, and the first female African-American fighter pilot in the history of that service. She flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and is stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is the first female African-American fighter pilot in United States Air Force history. #BHM
"05.02.2017 23:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Greenwich Time Signal - Wikipedia The Greenwich Time Signal (GTS), popularly known as the pips, is a series of six short tones broadcast at one-second intervals by many BBC Radio stations. The pips were introduced in 1924 and have been generated by the BBC since 1990 to mark the On this day in 1924: Royal Observatory Greenwich started broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
"05.02.2017 19:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Mary Jackson (engineer) - Wikipedia at the segregated West Area Computing division. She took advanced engineering classes and in 1958 became NASA's first black female engineer. Mary Jackson became the first black female engineer at NASA after successfully petitioning the City of Hampton, Virginia, to allow her to attend required graduate courses at a whites-only school. #BHM
"05.02.2017 15:59:00" en.wikipedia.org 1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision - Wikipedia bomber carrying the bomb. To protect the aircrew from a possible detonation in the event of a crash, the bomb was jettisoned. Following several unsuccessful searches, the bomb was presumed lost somewhere in On this day in 1958: A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb was lost by the United States Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered. If a nuclear detonation had occurred when the bomb was lost, the possible blast effects would
"05.02.2017 13:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Welcome Stranger - Wikipedia (97.14 kg). It measured 61 by 31 cm (24 by 12 in) and was discovered by prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates on 5 February 1869 at On this day in 1869: The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger," was discovered in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, weighing 3,123 oz (214.1 lbs). John Deason and a fellow prospector were paid £9,381 for the nugget, after
"05.02.2017 10:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Daisy and Violet Hilton - Wikipedia Daisy and Violet Hilton (5 February 1908 – 4 January 1969) were a pair of English conjoined twins. They were exhibited in Europe as children, and toured the United States sideshow, vaudeville and American burlesque circuits in the 1920s and 1930s. Born this day in 1908: Daisy and Violet Hilton, English conjoined twins sisters who became famous after their managers, essentially holding them captive, trained them to perform on the sideshow circuit. Suing for their freedom, they went into vaudeville
"05.02.2017 07:32:00" en.wikipedia.org 62 Pompeii earthquake - Wikipedia The 62 Pompeii earthquake occurred on 5 February 62 AD. It had an estimated magnitude of between 5 and 6 and a maximum intensity of IX or X on the Mercalli intensity scale. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were severely damaged. The earthquake may On this day in 62 AD: A magnitude 5-6 earthquake rocks the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum with a maximum intensity of IX or X, severely damaging both. The earthquake may have been a precursor to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which destroyed
"05.02.2017 06:01:05" The Super Bowl of American football is Sunday. In your opinion, is it the greatest sporting event in the world? What is?
"05.02.2017 04:23:00" blog.wikimedia.org 50 weird Super Bowl facts for 50 Super Bowls – Wikimedia blog Wikipedia is written and edited by volunteers who combine and hone a crowdsourced view off the mainstream media path; there are many odd nuggets along the way. As we head into Super Bowl 50, take a peek at a quirky factoid for each of the games below Super Bowl LI is almost here. Take a look back at 50 Super Bowls that went beyond the mainstream fare—for better or worse.
"05.02.2017 00:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Quackery involving radioactive substances - Wikipedia Quackery involving radioactive substances is quackery that improperly promotes radioactivity as a therapy for illnesses. Unlike radiotherapy, which is the scientifically sound use of radiation for the destruction of cells (usually cancer cells), quackery Radium was once an additive in products such as toothpaste, hair creams, and even food items due to its "curative powers." These products soon tanked in popularity and were banned by authorities in many countries after it was discovered they could have
"04.02.2017 22:42:29" en.wikipedia.org Facebook - Wikipedia Facebook (FB) is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College On this day in 2004: Four Harvard University students launched Facebook from their dorm room. Initially limited to Harvard students, the social network now has 1.86 billion monthly active users.
"04.02.2017 19:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Puppy Bowl - Wikipedia A total of 66 puppies played in the 2014 Puppy Bowl, television program, which is broadcast at the same time as the Super Bowl, the championship game of American football. Another 30 untrained kittens, five penguins, three trained adult cats, eight
"04.02.2017 16:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Emperor Taizu of Song - Wikipedia Emperor Taizu of Song (21 March 927 – 14 November 976), personal name Zhao Kuangyin, courtesy name Yuanlang, was the founder and first emperor of the Song dynasty in China. He reigned from 960 until his death in 976. Formerly a distinguished On this day in 960: Zhao Kuangyin was coronated as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries. During his reign, he created academies that allowed a great deal of freedom of discussion and
"04.02.2017 13:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Rosa Parks - Wikipedia Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the Born this day in 1913: Rosa Parks, who played a crucial part in raising international awareness of the plight of African Americans and the civil rights struggle.
"04.02.2017 09:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Javanese cat - Wikipedia The Javanese is a breed of domestic cat recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association as a show cat. It is an oriental-type longhair. The breed was developed in North America and its name is derived from the tradition of naming oriental-type cats after The Javanese breed of show cat is not from Java nor Indonesia. The term "Javanese cat" was coined by a Helen Smith of MerryMews Cattery circa 1950, but it is still unknown if she had ever traveled to Indonesia.
"04.02.2017 07:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Tadeusz Kościuszko - Wikipedia Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (Andrew Thaddeus Bonaventure Kościuszko;[note 1] February 4 or 12, 1746 – October 15, 1817) was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Born (around) this day in 1746: Polish-Lithuanian military engineer Tadeusz Kościuszko, who fought in the Commonwealth struggles against Russia and Prussia, and on the American side in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of President Thomas
"04.02.2017 04:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Chrysippus - Wikipedia in the Stoic school. When Cleanthes died, around 230 BC, Chrysippus became the third head of the school. A prolific writer, Chrysippus expanded the fundamental doctrines of Greek philosopher Chrysippus died from laughing at one of his own jokes.
"03.02.2017 22:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Trichoptilosis - Wikipedia Trichoptilosis (from the Greek τριχο- tricho- "hair" and the New Latin ptilosis "arrangement of feathers in definite areas" from the Greek πτίλον ptilon "feather"), schizotrichia, and informally split ends, is the splitting or fraying of the hair-shaft Despite common misconceptions, hair care products cannot actually "repair" split ends and damaged hair. They can, however, prevent damage from occurring in the first place, and they can also smooth down the cuticle in a glue-like fashion so that it
"03.02.2017 18:54:52" en.wikipedia.org Portuguese Empire - Wikipedia The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first colonial empire, spanning almost six centuries from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the grant of sovereignty to East Timor in On this day in 1509: At the Battle of Diu, the Portuguese navy defeated a combined fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Sultan of Gujarat, the Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Zamorin of Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa.
"03.02.2017 16:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Robert Earl Jones - Wikipedia Robert Earl Jones (February 3, 1910 – September 7, 2006) was an American actor. One of the first prominent black film stars, he was best known for his leading roles in films such as Lying Lips (1939) and later in his career for supporting roles in Born this day in 1911: Robert Earl Jones, who went from quitting school to make ends meet as a sharecropper to becoming one of the most prominent black film stars of the Harlem Renaissance. Jones acted mostly in crime movies and dramas, included the
"03.02.2017 13:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Moon Hoax - Wikipedia The "Great Moon Hoax" refers to a series of six articles that were published in The Sun, a New York newspaper, beginning on August 25, 1835, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon. The discoveries were falsely attributed to The Great Moon Hoax is a series of articles about two men who supposedly discovered live and civilization on the moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and winged bat-men who built temples. These discoveries were supposedly made
"03.02.2017 10:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Ntozake Shange - Wikipedia Ntozake Shange (/ˈɛntoʊˌzɑːki ˈʃɑːŋˌɡeɪ/ EN-to-ZAH-kee SHAHNG-gay; born October 18, 1948) is an American playwright, and poet. As a self-proclaimed black feminist, she addresses issues relating to race and feminism in much of her work. In 1975, playwright Ntozake Shange produced her first and most famous work, "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf," a 20-part choreopoem chronicling the lives of women of color in the United States. In 2010, choreopoem
"03.02.2017 07:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Codex Sinaiticus - Wikipedia Codex Sinaiticus (Modern Greek: Σιναϊτικός Κώδικας, Hebrew: קודקס סינאיטיקוס; Shelfmarks and references: London, Brit. Libr., Additional Manuscripts 43725; Gregory-Aland nº א [Aleph] or 01, [Soden δ 2]) or "Sinai Bible" is one of the four great uncial On this day in 1859: An explorer in Egypt discovered the Codex Sinaiticus, a 4th-century parchment containing one of the best Greek texts of the Bible's New Testament. Until its discovery, the Codex Vaticanus was unrivaled. It is still considered a
"03.02.2017 04:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Blue-winged parrot - Wikipedia – the males have more blue on the wings and a two-toned blue frontal band on the head, while females are duller and have more green on the wings and a wingbar. Both sexes have predominantly olive-green plumage. Predominantly a feeder on the ground, the The blue-winged parrot is one of three species of parrot that make regular yearly migrations over a sea or ocean. Regularly found across southeastern Australia, it is a spring visitor to King Island in the Bass Strait.
"03.02.2017 01:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Jackie Robinson - Wikipedia Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball Jackie Robinson was the first African American of the modern era to become a Major League Baseball player, ending 60 years of segregated Negro Leagues. In 1947, both Robinson in the National League and Larry Doby with the American League's Cleveland
"02.02.2017 22:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Caduceus as a symbol of medicine - Wikipedia The caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff. It is often mistakenly used as a symbol of medicine instead of the Rod of Asclepius, especially in the United States. The two-snake caduceus The modern use of the caduceus as a symbol of medicine became established in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century as a result of documented mistakes, misunderstandings and confusion. This erroneous usage was popularized largely as a
"02.02.2017 19:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Bessie Stringfield - Wikipedia was the first African-American woman to ride across the United States solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle Bessie Stringfield, the "Motorcycle Queen of Miami," became the first African-American woman to ride solo across the United States when she was 19 years old. Credited with breaking down barriers for both women and African-American motorcyclists,
"02.02.2017 13:07:00" en.wikipedia.org 1925 serum run to Nome - Wikipedia The 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, was a transport of diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled relay across the U.S. territory of Alaska by 20 mushers and about 150 sled dogs 674 miles (1,085 km) in five and a half days, saving the On this day in 1925: 20 mushers and about 150 sled dogs reached Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum that quelled a potential epidemic. Their run lasted five and a half days and 674 miles (1,085 km), inspiring the first Iditarod race and making their lead
"02.02.2017 09:45:00" en.wikipedia.org New Amsterdam - Wikipedia New Amsterdam (Dutch: Nieuw-Amsterdam) was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, which served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland. The factorij became a settlement outside of Fort On this day in 1653: New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) was incorporated into a city. It was renamed 1664, in honor of the then Duke of York (later James II of England), in whose name the English had captured it.
"02.02.2017 07:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Roger Federer - Wikipedia His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. On this day in 2004: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he would hold for a record 237 weeks.
"02.02.2017 04:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Eurasian magpie - Wikipedia The Eurasian magpie or common magpie (Pica pica) is a resident breeding bird throughout Europe, much of Asia and northwest Africa. It is one of several birds in the crow family designated magpies, and belongs to the Holarctic radiation of "monochrome" The Eurasian magpie is believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals. Its nidopallium, the region of the avian brain responsible for executive functions and some cognitive tasks, is approximately the same in its relative size as the brain of
"02.02.2017 01:35:01" en.wikipedia.org Ruby Bridges - Wikipedia Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American activist known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960. November 14, 1960: The court-ordered first day of integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Federal marshals escort Ruby Bridges, age 6, on her first day at William Frantz Elementary School, where she was the only African-American student. A
"01.02.2017 23:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth Plankinton House - Wikipedia The Elizabeth Plankinton House was a mansion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA, that was built in 1886 as a wedding gift to Elizabeth from her father. Elizabeth was abandoned by fiancé, sculptor Richard Hamilton Park, when he married a dancer. She was so
"01.02.2017 19:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Mayon - Wikipedia Mayon (Central Bikol: Bulkan Mayon, Filipino: Bulkang Mayon), also known as Mount Mayon or Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the "perfect cone" On this day in 1814: Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, rendered its most devastating eruption in history. The volcano belched dark ash and eventually bombarded the town of Cagsawa with tephra that buried it. The last structure
"01.02.2017 15:32:51" en.wikipedia.org Kava - Wikipedia The name kava(-kava) is from Tongan and Marquesan; other names for kava include ʻawa (Hawaiʻi),ʻava (Samoa),yaqona (Fiji),sakau (Pohnpei), and malok or malogu (parts of Vanuatu). The roots of kava plants are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. Kava may produce an initial talkative period, followed by muscle relaxation and eventual sleepiness.
"01.02.2017 14:25:01" Timeline Photos Bass Reeves (July 1838 – 12 January 1910) was one of the first black Deputy U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi River, working mostly in Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territory. During his long career, he was credited with arresting over 3,000 felons and
"01.02.2017 12:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Edmonia Lewis - Wikipedia Edmonia Lewis, subject of today's Google Doodle, was the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American
"01.02.2017 11:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Underarm bowling incident of 1981 - Wikipedia The underarm bowling incident of 1981 took place on 1 February 1981, when Australia played New Zealand in a One Day International cricket match, the third of five such matches in the final of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, at the Melbourne Cricket On this day in 1981: Trevor Chappell committed what New Zealand's prime minister called "the most disgusting incident" in the history of cricket.
"01.02.2017 09:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Shinhan Bank - Wikipedia Shinhan Bank (신한은행 Shinhan Eunhaeng, SWIFT SHBKKRSE, numeric 088), is a bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897. The bank was reestablished in 1982. It is part On this day in 1897: Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opened in Seoul under the name Hanseong Bank. It was originally located in a small house with only two rooms, with one room allocated for the president and the other room for its staff.
"01.02.2017 06:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Edward III of England - Wikipedia from 25 January 1327 until his death; he is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous and unorthodox reign of his father, On this day in 1327: Teenaged Edward III was crowned King of England, even though the country would continue to be ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
"01.02.2017 04:34:14" en.wikipedia.org Mary Meachum - Wikipedia Mary Meachum (1801–1869) was an American abolitionist who, with her husband John Berry Meachum, helped enslaved people escape to freedom in the Underground Railroad, and by purchasing their freedom. The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing in St. Louis, the Mary Meachum ran a school for free and enslaved black people in the American South in the mid-1800s. When the U.S. state of Missouri banned education for blacks in 1847, she moved the school to a steamboat on the Mississippi River. She and her husband,
"01.02.2017 03:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Sleeping Giant (Ontario) - Wikipedia . As one moves southward along the shoreline toward Squaw Bay the Sleeping Giant starts to separate into its various sections. Most distinctly in the view from the cliffs at Squaw Bay the Giant appears to have an " One Ojibway legend identifies the "giant" of Sleeping Giant, Ontario, as Nanabijou, who was turned to stone when the secret location of Silver Islet was disclosed. The formation was nominated to be the first of the Seven Wonders of Canada.
"31.01.2017 23:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Harmonica Incident - Wikipedia , feeling that Linz's behavior was inappropriate given the team's recent poor performance, angrily called on him to stop, whereupon Linz threw the harmonica and loudly complained about being singled out despite not having been at fault for the losses. In 1964, baseball player Phil Linz threw a Hohner harmonica at his manager. He was fined for the outburst, but the resulting endorsement contract with Hohner Music more than made up for the lost money. The incident has been seen as the beginning of the
"31.01.2017 19:46:00" en.wikipedia.org List of songs about photography - Wikipedia A list of songs about photography:
"31.01.2017 16:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Alvan Graham Clark - Wikipedia Alvan Graham Clark (July 10, 1832 – June 9, 1897), born in Fall River, Massachusetts, was an American astronomer and telescope-maker. He was the son of Alvan Clark, founder of Alvan Clark & Sons. On this day in 1862: Alvan Graham Clark discovered the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.
"31.01.2017 12:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Avatar (2009 film) - Wikipedia Avatar (marketed as James Cameron's Avatar) is a 2009 Americanepic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. On this day in 2010: Avatar became the first film to gross over US$2 billion worldwide. The film earned $26,752,099 on its opening day, and $77,025,481 over its opening weekend, making it the second-largest December opening ever behind I Am Legend, the
"31.01.2017 10:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Jingle - Wikipedia A jingle is a short song or tune used in advertising and for other commercial uses. The jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product or service being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising Jingles, once a popular marketing tactic, appeared in 12% of U.S. commercials in 1998. By 2011, that number dropped to 2% in favor of longer, more memorable pop music tracks.
"31.01.2017 07:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Kit Kat - Wikipedia Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection created by Rowntree's of York, England, and is now produced globally by Nestlé, which acquired Rowntree in 1988, with the exception of the United States where it is made under license by H.B. Since 2000, Nestlé has introduced over 200 different flavors of the chocolate-covered wafer bar KitKat in Japan, including ginger ale, soy sauce, creme brulee, green tea, sake, and banana. The flavors are designed to appeal to younger buyers, and are
"31.01.2017 04:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Chicken tax - Wikipedia The chicken tax is a 25% tariff on potato starch, dextrin, brandy, and light trucks imposed in 1963 by the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson in response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on importation of U.S. chicken. The In the United States, the Chicken Tax was imposed in 1963 in response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on importation of U.S. chicken. The tax protected the light truck industry from foreign competition at a time when Germany's Volkswagen
"31.01.2017 02:14:29" blog.wikimedia.org Knowledge knows no boundaries – Wikimedia Blog The Wikimedia Foundation is headquartered in the U.S., where we have unique freedoms that are essential to supporting the Wikimedia projects. But our mission is global. We strongly urge the U.S. administration to withdraw the recent executive order The Wikimedia Foundation supports communities around the world, and strongly urges open borders that invite collaboration.
"31.01.2017 00:43:00" en.wikipedia.org History of the single-lens reflex camera - Wikipedia described in 1676, but it took a long time for the design to succeed for photographic cameras: the first patent was granted in 1861, and the first cameras were produced in 1884 but while elegantly simple in concept, they were very complex in practice. One The photographic single-lens reflex camera (SLR) was invented in 1861 by Thomas Sutton, a photography author and camera inventor who ran a photography related company together with Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard on Jersey. Only a few of his SLR's were
"30.01.2017 20:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Pelican - Wikipedia Fossil evidence of pelicans dates back to at least 30 million years. Pelicans are characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing.
"30.01.2017 16:38:00" en.wikipedia.org MS Hans Hedtoft - Wikipedia MS Hans Hedtoft was a Danish liner that struck an iceberg and sank on 30 January 1959 on her maiden voyage off the coast of Western Greenland. The only piece of wreckage ever found was a lifebelt. As of 2017, she remains the last known ship sunk by an On this day in 1959: MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
"30.01.2017 13:52:20" en.wikipedia.org Fred Korematsu - Wikipedia and his military commanders to remove all individuals of Japanese ancestry from designated "military areas" and place them in Born this day in 1919 and subject of today's Google Doodle: Fred Korematsu, who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
"30.01.2017 13:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Meat analogue - Wikipedia A meat analogue, also called a meat alternative, meat substitute, mock meat, faux meat, imitation meat, or (where applicable) vegetarian meat or vegan meat, approximates certain aesthetic qualities (primarily texture, flavor and appearance) and/or Tofu, a popular meat analogue, was invented in the Han dynasty. A document written by Tao Gu (903–970) describes how tofu was called "small mutton" and valued as an imitation meat. Meat analogues such as tofu and wheat gluten are associated with Buddhist
"30.01.2017 07:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Richard Lawrence (failed assassin) - Wikipedia Richard Lawrence (c. 1800 – June 13, 1861) was an American house painter. He was the first known person to attempt to assassinate a sitting President of the United States. Lawrence attempted to shoot President Andrew Jackson outside the United States On this day in 1835: In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempted to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but failed and was subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson
"30.01.2017 03:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Spiny lobster - Wikipedia Spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters, are a family (Palinuridae) of about 60 species of achelate crustaceans, in the Decapoda Reptantia. Spiny lobsters are also, especially in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Bahamas, Spiny lobsters, also known as rock lobsters, can be easily distinguished from true lobsters by their very long, thick, spiny antennae, by the lack of chelae (claws) on the first four pairs of walking legs, although the females of most species have a small
"29.01.2017 23:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Gufran-Ullah Beig - Wikipedia a network of air quality and weather monitoring stations, which assists in the forecast of air quality and in maintaining an emission inventory. In 2005, Gufran-Ullah Beig became the first Indian scientist to receive the Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award of the World Meteorological Organization.
"29.01.2017 19:34:00" en.wikipedia.org List of Antarctic churches - Wikipedia This list of Antarctic churches includes both Christian churches on Antarctica proper and those that were built south of the Antarctic Convergence. According to the 6th article of the Antarctic Treaty, Antarctica is defined politically as all land and ice There are eight churches peppered throughout Antarctica. Here are all of them.
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"29.01.2017 16:13:02" en.wikipedia.org Oprah Winfrey - Wikipedia Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television Born this day in 1954: Oprah Winfrey, the greatest black philanthropist in American history. In 2004, Winfrey became the first black person to rank among the 50 most generous Americans and she remained among the top 50 until 2010. By 2012, she had given
"29.01.2017 13:01:00" en.wikipedia.org The Raven - Wikipedia "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught On this day in 1845: "The Raven" was published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.
"29.01.2017 09:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Orchestra - Wikipedia An orchestra (/ˈɔːrkᵻstrə/ or US /ˈɔːrˌkɛstrə/; Italian: [orˈkɛstra]) is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which features string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion The most frequently performed repertoire for a symphony orchestra is Western classical music or opera. However, orchestras are used sometimes to accompany popular music in-concert, extensively in film music, and increasingly often in video game music.
"29.01.2017 07:08:00" en.wikipedia.org List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame - Wikipedia honors individuals who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport, and is the central point for the study of the history of On this day in 1936: The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its first inductees. As of 2016, 314 players have been inducted.
"29.01.2017 04:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Beer measurement - Wikipedia , there are many factors to be considered. Principal among them are bitterness, the variety of flavours present in the beverage, along with their intensity, The Plato scale, one of the three common scales used in beer fermentation, measures the gravity of beer wort and distilled spirits.
"28.01.2017 23:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen - Wikipedia Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen (20 September [O.S. 9 September] 1778 – 25 January [O.S. 13 January] 1852; Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен, Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen), a Russian officer of Baltic German descent in the Imperial On this day in 1820: A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovered the Antarctic continent.
"28.01.2017 19:26:00" en.wikipedia.org We Are the World - Wikipedia "We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy On this day in 1985: The supergroup United Support of Artists for Africa recorded the hit single We Are The World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
"28.01.2017 16:16:00" en.wikisource.org Pride and Prejudice - Wikisource, the free online library This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. On this day in 1813: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published in the United Kingdom. Read the original novel in its entirety for free on Wikisource:
"28.01.2017 14:37:57" en.wikipedia.org Chinese New Year - Wikipedia Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival" (simplified Chinese 春节; traditional Chinese 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern Mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. In 2017, the first day of the New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of the Rooster.
"28.01.2017 13:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Lego - Wikipedia , and various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct objects; vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. On this day in 1958: The LEGO Company patented the design of its Lego bricks, which are still compatible with bricks produced today.
"28.01.2017 09:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Chinese playing cards - Wikipedia (tiles). In terms of game play, there is no difference; both serve to hide one face from the other players with identical backs. Playing cards were most likely invented in China during the Song dynasty (960–1279), where card gambling, suits, and trick-taking games quickly gained popularity.
"28.01.2017 07:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Speed limit - Wikipedia Road speed limits are used in most countries to set the maximum (or minimum in some cases) speed at which road vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road. Speed limits may be variable and in some places speeds are unlimited (e.g., on the On this day in 1896: Walter Arnold of Kent, England, became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thereby exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
"28.01.2017 03:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Orange (fruit) - Wikipedia The orange (specifically, the sweet orange) is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × sinensis in the family Rutaceae. The orange is assumed to have originated in southern China, northeastern India, and perhaps southeastern Asia, and was perhaps first cultivated in China around 2500 BC. As oranges are rich in vitamin C and do not spoil easily, during the Age of Discovery,
"27.01.2017 23:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Curse of knowledge - Wikipedia that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that the others have the background to understand. The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias in which better-informed people find it extremely difficult to think about problems from the perspective of lesser-informed people.
"27.01.2017 20:13:00" Timeline Photos Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about six million Jews. The victims included 1.5 million children. Wikipedia's main Holocaust article is here:
"27.01.2017 19:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Egret - Wikipedia An egret /ˈiːɡrət/ is a bird that is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. In the 19th and early part of the 20th century, some of the world's egret species were endangered by relentless plume hunting, since hat makers in Europe and the United States demanded large numbers of egret plumes, leading to breeding birds being killed
"27.01.2017 16:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Pickled herring - Wikipedia Pickled herring, also known as bismarck herring, is a delicacy in Europe, and has become a part of Baltic (Estonian: Marineeritud heeringas, Latvian: marinēta siļķe, Lithuanian: marinuota silkė), Nordic (inlagd sill), Dutch, German (Bismarckhering), In Nova Scotia, a province of Canada, pickled herring is called "solomon gundy" and is quite popular. Pickled herrings have been a staple in Northern Europe since Medieval times, being a way to store and transport fish, especially necessary in meatless
"27.01.2017 13:12:00" en.wikipedia.org History of Linux - Wikipedia files under a license prohibiting commercial distribution to the 4.2.3 version in 2015 with more than 18 million lines of source code under the As of November 2016, all but two of the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers run Linux, the cross-platform operating system that began as a 21-year-old's student project in 1991.
"27.01.2017 09:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Outer Space Treaty - Wikipedia The Outer Space Treaty, formally the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, is a treaty that forms the basis of international space law. The treaty On this day in 1967: The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union signed the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
"27.01.2017 07:26:00" en.wikipedia.org University of Georgia - Wikipedia ", with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifying the student body as "More Selective," its most selective admissions category. On this day in 1785: The University of Georgia was founded, becoming the United States' first public university.
"27.01.2017 04:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Mangal Shobhajatra - Wikipedia Mangal Shobhajatra or Mangal Shovajatra (Bengali: মঙ্গল শোভাযাত্রা) is a mass procession that takes place at dawn on the first day of the Bengali New Year in Bangladesh. The procession is organised by the teachers and students of the Faculty of Fine The Mangal Shobhajatra, a massive parade celebrating the first day of the Bengali New Year, was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2016, categorized on the representative list as a heritage of humanity.
"27.01.2017 01:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Sundial cannon - Wikipedia incorporating a cannon with a fuse that is lit by an overhanging lens, concentrating the rays of the sun, and causing the cannon to fire at noon, when properly oriented along a north-south axis. Sundial cannons were used by European royalty in the 18th century. The sundial device incorporates a cannon with a fuse that is lit by an overhanging lens, concentrating the rays of the sun, and causing the cannon to fire at noon, signifying the time for
"26.01.2017 23:09:27" blog.wikimedia.org A history of the finger, as seen through Wikipedia The finger has become an indelible symbol of contempt in Western culture. One Wikipedia editor took it on himself to document its history on Wikipedia. A history of "The Finger," the Wikipedian who researched it, and the first photo of someone flipping a bird.
"26.01.2017 20:39:44" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive Wikimedia community – Wikimedia Blog Grants totaling $500,000 from longtime supporter Craig Newmark will help to build and improve tools that identify and respond to harassment on Wikipedia.
"26.01.2017 19:20:00" en.wikipedia.org History of US science fiction and fantasy magazines to 1950 - Wikipedia , which was launched in 1923, and established itself as the leading weird fiction magazine over the next two decades, with writers such as A history of science fiction and fantasy magazines in the United States, from the 1920s to 1950:
"26.01.2017 16:23:40" en.wikipedia.org List of poisonous animals - Wikipedia Most birds dislike the taste of monarch butterflies. This is because they contain the poisons from when they were caterpillars as they were eating their favorite plant, Poisonous milkweed. A list of poisonous animals:
"26.01.2017 14:43:14" Timeline Photos The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers (28,000 miles). It is one of the most reproduced images in human history. More:
"26.01.2017 13:54:28" en.m.wikipedia.org Bessie Coleman - Wikipedia Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and was also the first woman of Native American descent to hold a pilot license. She is also the first Born this day in 1892 and subject of today's Google doodle: Bessie Coleman, an American civil aviator, the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license, and the first American woman to hold an international pilot license.
"26.01.2017 12:50:08" en.wikipedia.org Exploding whale - Wikipedia The whale died after beaching on the southwestern coast of Taiwan, and it took three large cranes and 50 workers more than 13 hours to shift the whale onto the back of a truck. On this day in 2004: A sperm whale unexpectedly exploded in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. Experts suspected a build-up of gas in the decomposing whale to be the cause. Taiwan News reported that, while the whale was being moved, "more than 600 local Yunlin
"26.01.2017 08:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Swatow ware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Swatow ware or Swatow is a common name for a group of mainly late Ming Dynasty export porcelain from China intended for the South East Asian market. Scholars have been puzzled by a motif in Chinese Swatow ware, where a pagoda is split "almost like a volcanic eruption." They're interpreted by some as "the path to the islands of the Immortals" of Chinese mythology, leaping above the building. This
"26.01.2017 07:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Cullinan Diamond - Wikipedia The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, modern-day South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after the chairman of the mine, On this day in 1905: A miner discovered the Cullinan, the world's largest diamond to date, weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg). The British prime minister deferred to the King Edward VII to decide whether or not he would accept the enormous jewel as a
"26.01.2017 04:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Emma Goldman - Wikipedia Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first During her career, anarchist Emma Goldman was lionized as a free-thinking "rebel woman" by admirers, and denounced by detractors as an advocate of violent revolution. In 1893 during one of the United States' most debilitating economic crises, Goldman was
"26.01.2017 01:06:00" en.wikipedia.org New Zealand eagle ray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Myliobatis tenuicaudatus also known as the New Zealand eagle ray, is an eagle ray of the family Myliobatidae. It is found in the southern waters of Australia from Jurien Bay, Western Australia, around the southern coast and Tasmania and up the east The New Zealand eagle ray can detect prey completely submerged in sand and create a jet of water to expose it.
"25.01.2017 23:38:02" Facts Matter on Global Warming The Wikipedia article on global warming, with 262 cited references and this NASA video, is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming #factsmatter
"25.01.2017 22:58:01" en.wiktionary.org anatidaephobia - Wiktionary Anatidaephobia: The fear that one is being constantly watched by a duck.
"25.01.2017 20:06:24" en.wikipedia.org Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia Wikipedians are updating the article on American actress Mary Tyler Moore, who has died at age 80.
"25.01.2017 19:17:03" Timeline Photos Kjeragbolten is a boulder in Norway wedged in a mountain crevasse and suspended above a 984-metre (3,228 ft) deep abyss. More on Kjeragbolten: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjeragbolten Photo courtesy of Svein-Magne Tunli – tunliweb.no
"25.01.2017 16:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Cathode-ray tube amusement device - Wikipedia The cathode-ray tube amusement device is the earliest known interactive electronic game. The device simulates an artillery shell arcing towards targets on a cathode ray tube (CRT) screen, which is controlled by the player by adjusting knobs to change the On this day in 1947: Thomas Goldsmith Jr. filed a patent for the first ever electronic game: the "Cathode-ray tube amusement device," an oscilloscope featuring a set of knobs and switches.
"25.01.2017 13:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Shirley Ardell Mason - Wikipedia Shirley Ardell Mason (January 25, 1923 – February 26, 1998) was an American psychiatric patient and commercial artist who was reputed to have multiple personality disorder, now called dissociative identity disorder. Her life was Born this day in 1923: Shirley Ardell Mason, whose lifelong struggle with dissociative personality disorder thrust her into the public eye. Her psychiatrist Cornelia B. Wilbur wrote a Sybil, a nonfiction book describing her personalities, and sparked
"25.01.2017 10:25:00" en.wikipedia.org 1924 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (French: Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver On this day in 1924: The inaugural Winter Olympics opened in Chamois, the French Alps. On the fourth day of the Games, eleven-year-old Sonja Henie would participate in the ladies' figure skating competition. She finished last but became popular with fans,
"25.01.2017 07:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Nellie Bly - Wikipedia Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922), known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist. She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around On this day in 1890: Nellie Bly completed her 24,899-mile (40,071 km) journey around the world in 72 days. She traveled alone for almost the entire journey and achieved a new world record for the time.
"25.01.2017 04:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Tetrachromacy - Wikipedia Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying color information, or possessing four types of cone cells in the eye. Organisms with tetrachromacy are called tetrachromats. Thanks to an additional cone cell in the eyes, a small percentage of the world's women are capable of seeing significantly more colors than everyone else.
"25.01.2017 01:59:02" Timeline Photos Construction at Mount Rushmore of George Washington's likeness, circa 1932. Library of U.S. Congress. In the public domain on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mount_Rushmore2.jpg
"24.01.2017 23:05:46" Timeline Photos The first Academy Awards tickets were $10, and fewer than 250 people went. Much more in the #Oscars portal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Academy_Award
"24.01.2017 19:13:33" en.wikipedia.org Emma Lazarus - Wikipedia She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty installed in 1903, a decade and a half after Lazarus's death. New York poet Emma Lazarus wrote "The New Colossus" to raise money for the Statue of Liberty's construction. The poem was performed at a fundraiser exhibition in 1883, but was forgotten and played no role at the opening of the statue in 1886. In 1901,