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"05.12.2016 16:00:01" en.wikipedia.org Prohibition in the United States - Wikipedia Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933. It was promoted by the "dry" crusaders, a movement led by rural On this day in 1933: Utah became the 36th state in the United States to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment
"05.12.2016 13:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Hilary Koprowski - Wikipedia Hilary Koprowski (5 December 1916 – 11 April 2013) was a Polish virologist and immunologist active in the United States, and inventor of the world's first effective live polio vaccine. Born this day in 1916: Hilary Koprowski, the Polish-American virologist and immunologist who created the world's first effective live polio vaccine. He authored or co-authored over 875 scientific papers and co-edited several scientific journals.
"05.12.2016 10:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Arthur Good - Wikipedia Arthur Good (August 26, 1853 – March 30, 1928) was a French engineer, author and caricaturist who wrote under the pen-name "Tom Tit". He wrote a series of weekly articles, La Science Amusante, or Amusing Science, that were collected in book form and In his "La Science Amusante" article series for children, Arthur Good constructed imaginative scientific apparatus such as the "soap-bubble chandelier" using common items like bottles, candles, and soap. His constructions have an imaginative charm that
"05.12.2016 07:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Smog of London - Wikipedia The Great Smog of 1952, sometimes called The Big Smoke, was a severe air-pollution event that affected the British capital of London in December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne On this day in 1952: A cold fog descended upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 people in the weeks and months that followed.
"05.12.2016 03:54:00" en.wikipedia.org OR-7 - Wikipedia OR-7, also known as Journey, is a male gray wolf that was electronically tracked in Oregon and California in the United States. He was the first confirmed wolf in western Oregon since 1947, and the first in California since 1924. After the wolf left his OR-7 the Wolf wandered more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km) through Oregon and Northern California in search of a mate. By 2011 his migration, tracked electronically by researchers, captured the attention of viewers around the world. He was named "Journey"
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"04.12.2016 23:23:00" en.wikipedia.org History of road transport - Wikipedia The first forms of road transport were horses, oxen or even humans carrying goods over tracks that often followed game trails, such as the Natchez Trace. In the Stone Age humans did not need constructed tracks in open country. The first improved trails Street paving has been found from the first human settlements around 4000 BC in cities of the Indus Valley Civilization on the Indian subcontinent, such as Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. Roads in the towns were straight and long, intersecting one another at
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"04.12.2016 18:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Million Dollar Quartet - Wikipedia "Million Dollar Quartet" is a recording of an impromptu jam session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. An article about the session was On this day in 1956: The Million Dollar Quartet (@Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) met at Sun Studio for the first and last time. The jam session seems to have happened by pure chance. Listen to the Million Dollar Quartet's
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"04.12.2016 11:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Mary Celeste - Wikipedia Mary Celeste (often misreported as Marie Celeste) was an American merchant brigantine, discovered adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Azores Islands, on December 5, 1872. The Canadian brigantine Dei Gratia found her in a dishevelled but On this day in 1872: The crewless American ship Mary Celeste was rediscovered by a Canadian brig "Dei Gratia." According to the ship's daily log, it had been abandoned for nine days and had wandered nearly 400 nautical miles (740 km) from the point where
"04.12.2016 07:40:00" en.wikipedia.org William M. Tweed - Wikipedia William Magear Tweed (April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878)—often erroneously referred to as "William Marcy Tweed" (see below), and widely known as "Boss" Tweed—was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic On this day in 1875: Arrested for embezzling millions of dollars, notorious New York City politician William M. Tweed escaped from prison and fled to Spain, where he worked as a common seaman on a Spanish ship. The U.S. government discovered his
"04.12.2016 04:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Red fox - Wikipedia The red fox (Vulpes vulpes), largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora family, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. It is In Japanese mythology, the kitsune are fox-like spirits possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick
"03.12.2016 23:17:01" en.wikipedia.org Jean-Luc Godard - Wikipedia Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave". Born this day in 1930: Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss director and screenwriter whose approach in film conventions, politics and philosophies made him arguably the most influential director of the French New Wave.
"03.12.2016 19:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Ozzy Osbourne - Wikipedia John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and Born this day in 1948: English singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne, who once bit the head off a dove during a meeting with CBS Records executives in Los Angeles. Apparently he had planned to release doves into the air as a sign of peace, but due to being
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"03.12.2016 13:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Free Speech Movement - Wikipedia The Free Speech Movement (FSM) was a student protest which took place during the 1964–65 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley under the informal leadership of students Mario Savio,Jack Weinberg, Michael Rossman, Brian On this day in 1964: Police arrested over 800 students at UC Berkeley following their sit-in at the administration building. They were protesting the UC Regents' decision to forbid protests on UC property.
"03.12.2016 09:47:00" en.wikipedia.org PlayStation (console) - Wikipedia The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション, Hepburn: Pureisutēshon?) (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The console was released on 3 December On this day in 1994: In Japan, Sony released the PlayStation, the first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units. Unlike competitors Sega and Nintendo at the time, Sony encouraged and streamlined third party development of PlayStation
"03.12.2016 07:05:00" en.wikipedia.org The Who concert disaster - Wikipedia The Who concert disaster occurred on December 3, 1979 when British rock band the Who performed at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and a stampede of concert-goers outside the coliseum's entry doors resulted in the deaths of eleven On this day in 1979: In Cincinnati, 11 fans of The Who were suffocated and 26 more injured in a stampede for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum. The concert went on as planned, with the band members not told of the tragedy until after
"03.12.2016 04:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Congo (chimpanzee) - Wikipedia Congo (1954–1964) was a chimpanzee who learned how to draw and paint. Zoologist and surrealist painter Desmond Morris first observed his abilities when the chimp was offered a pencil and paper at two years of age. By the age of four, Congo had made 400 At an auction, this chimpanzee's "lyrical abstract impressionist" paintings outsold both Warhol and Renoir. Spanish painter Pablo Picasso was reportedly a "fan" of his paintings, and hung one of the ape's pictures on his studio wall after receiving it as
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"02.12.2016 19:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Fidel Castro - Wikipedia Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus] audio (help·info); August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016), commonly known as Fidel Castro, was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime On this day in 1961: In a nationally broadcast speech, Fidel Castro admitted that he had been a Marxist–Leninist for years and declared that Cuba would adopt Communism.
"02.12.2016 15:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Chicago Pile-1 - Wikipedia Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1), when it achieved criticality, became the world's first artificial nuclear reactor. Its construction was part of the Manhattan Project, the Allied effort to create atomic bombs during World War II. It was built by the Manhattan On this day in 1942: During the Manhattan Project, a team led by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi initiated the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Fermi called the apparatus used for the chain reaction as "a crude pile of black bricks
"02.12.2016 13:41:01" en.wikipedia.org Marsupial - Wikipedia Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infraclass Marsupialia. All extant marsupials are endemic to Australasia and the Americas. A distinctive characteristic common to these species is that most of the young are carried in a pouch. Well-known Marsupials have a very short gestation period (about four to five weeks), and the joey is born in an essentially fetal state. The blind, furless, miniature newborn, the size of a jelly bean, crawls across its mother's fur to make its way into the pouch,
"02.12.2016 10:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Lighting for the elderly - Wikipedia These symptoms are particularly common with persons having alzheimer's disease. Older people also have reduced levels of retinal illuminance, such as having smaller pupils and less transparent crystalline lenses. Furthermore, as an individual ages, h As people age, less light reaches the back of the eyes because the pupils slowly decrease in size, the lens inside the eye becomes thicker, and the lens scatters more light, causing objects and colors to appear less vivid. Designing lighting for the
"02.12.2016 07:03:01" en.wikipedia.org Artificial heart - Wikipedia An artificial heart is a device that replaces the heart. Artificial hearts are typically used to bridge the time to heart transplantation, or to permanently replace the heart in case heart transplantation is impossible. Although other similar inventions On this day in 1982: At The University of Utah, Barney Clark became the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart. Clark lived for 112 days tethered to an external pneumatic compressor, a device weighing some 400 pounds. Modern models of
"02.12.2016 03:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Elf - Wikipedia An elf (plural: elves) is a type of supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore. Reconstructing the early concept of an elf depends almost entirely on texts in Old English or relating to Norse mythology. Later evidence for elves appears in In English literature of the Elizabethan era, elves became conflated with the fairies of Romance culture, so that the two terms began to be used interchangeably. Later in medieval English evidence, elves appeared more clearly as human-like beings, and
"01.12.2016 23:09:00" 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 On this day in 1955: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man and was arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which ultimately led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
"01.12.2016 19:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Sea otter - Wikipedia The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (31 and 99 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among Mother sea otters have been observed to lick and fluff a newborn for hours; after grooming, the pup's fur retains so much air, the pup floats like a cork and cannot dive.
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"01.12.2016 16:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Assembly line - Wikipedia An assembly line is a manufacturing process (most of the time called a progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from workstation to workstation where the parts are added in sequence On this day in 1913: Ford Motor Company introduced the world's first moving assembly line. Producing cars quicker than paint of the day could dry, it had an immense influence on the world.
"01.12.2016 13:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Christine Jorgensen - Wikipedia Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) was an American trans woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery. Jorgensen grew up in the Bronx, New York City. Shortly after graduating On this day in 1952: The New York Daily News reported the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sex reassignment surgery in the United States. In a letter to friends, she referred to how the surgery affected her: "As you can see by the
"01.12.2016 09:25:00" 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 1919: Lady Astor became the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Although active in charitable efforts, Astor also became noted for a streak of cruelty.
"01.12.2016 07:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Albinism - Wikipedia Albinism in humans is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Albinism is associated with a number of vision defects, such as photophobia, nystagmus, and amblyopia. Lack of skin The human eye normally produces enough pigment to color the iris blue, green or brown and lend opacity to the eye. In photographs, those with albinism are more likely to demonstrate "red eye," due to the red of retina being visible through the iris.
"01.12.2016 05:18:00" en.wikipedia.org New World vulture - Wikipedia The New World vulture or condor family Cathartidae contains seven species in five genera, all but one of which are monotypic. It includes five vultures and two condors found in warm and temperate areas of the Americas. The "New World" vultures were New World vultures have a good sense of smell, whereas Old World vultures locate their food exclusively by sight. While all living species of New World vultures and condors are scavengers of carrion, other additions to the diet may include fruit and
"01.12.2016 02:15:00" en.wikipedia.org List of dishes made using coconut milk - Wikipedia This is a list of dishes made using coconut milk. Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a coconut. The color and rich taste of the milk can be attributed to the high oil content. Most of the fat is saturated fat. Coconut milk is a A list of dishes you can make with coconut milk:
"30.11.2016 23:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Longhorn cowfish - Wikipedia The longhorn cowfish, Lactoria cornuta, also called the horned boxfish, is a variety of boxfish from the family Ostraciidae, recognizable by its long horns that protrude from the front of its head, rather like those of a cow or bull. If severely stressed, the longhorn cowfish can exude a deadly toxin called ostracitoxin. It is apparently unique among known fish poisons; it is toxic to boxfish and resembles red tide and sea cucumber toxins in general properties.
"30.11.2016 19:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft - Wikipedia In the early hours of March 18, 1990, security guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, let in two men disguised as police officers who claimed they were responding to a disturbance call. Once inside, the pair revealed their Two men disguised as police officers infiltrated Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole 13 works of art, valued at $500 million, making it the largest private property theft in history.
"30.11.2016 16:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Red panda - Wikipedia The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its The red panda's local names differ from place to place. In Nepal, the species is called bhalu biralo (bear-cat) and habre. Other names attributed to this species include fire cat, bright panda, and common panda. The red panda was recognized as the state
"30.11.2016 13:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Thriller (Michael Jackson album) - Wikipedia Thriller is the sixth studio album by the American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records. It is the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful fifth studio album Off the Wall (1979). Thriller explores On this day in 1982: Michael Jackson's second solo album, Thriller, was released worldwide. It would become the best-selling record album in history.
"30.11.2016 09:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Sylacauga (meteorite) - Wikipedia The Sylacauga meteorite fell on November 30, 1954, at 13:46 local time (18:46 UT) in Oak Grove, Alabama, near Sylacauga. It is commonly called the Hodges meteorite because a fragment of it struck Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges (1920–1972). On this day in 1954: In Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashed through a roof, striking a woman during her afternoon nap; this would be the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.
"30.11.2016 07:05:00" en.wikipedia.org 1872 Scotland vs England football match - Wikipedia Scotland v England (1872) was the first ever official international association football match to be played. It was contested by the national teams of Scotland and England. The match took place on 30 November 1872 at West of Scotland Cricket Club's ground On this day in 1872: The first-ever international football match took place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England. The match finished in a 0–0 draw and was watched by 4,000 spectators.
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"30.11.2016 06:05:58" en.wikipedia.org Jagadish Chandra Bose - Wikipedia Jagadish Chandra Bose pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made very significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent. Born this day in 1858 and the subject of today's Google Doodle: Jagadish Chandra Bose, a pioneer of science and science fiction.
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"30.11.2016 03:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Dunbar's number - Wikipedia Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. Proponents assert that numbers larger than this generally require more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms to maintain a
"29.11.2016 22:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Sable - Wikipedia The sable (Martes zibellina) is a small carnivorous mammal, a species of marten. It inhabits forest environments, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, eastern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, China, North and South Korea and Sable fur has been a highly valued item in the fur trade since the early Middle Ages, and is generally considered to have the most beautiful and richly tinted pelt among martens. Their fur is unique because it retains its smoothness in every direction it
"29.11.2016 19:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Blue baby syndrome - Wikipedia Blue baby syndrome refers to at least two situations that lead to cyanosis in infants: cyanotic heart disease and methemoglobinemia. The most common cyanotic heart defects include transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, persistent On this day in 1944: The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome was performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. The surgery, which became known as a Blalock-Taussig shunt, rapidly spread worldwide as the treatment of choice for
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"29.11.2016 16:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Richard E. Byrd - Wikipedia Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was On this day in 1929: U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd led the first expedition to fly over the South Pole. Byrd, along with pilot Bernt Balchen, co-pilot/radioman Harold June, and photographer Ashley McKinley, flew the Ford Trimotor to the South Pole and back
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"29.11.2016 13:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Pong - Wikipedia Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games and the very first sports arcade video game. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong was one of On this day in 1972: Atari announced the release of Pong. Prior to working at Atari, computer scientist Allan Alcorn had no experience with video games. His first project was secretly given to him as a warm-up exercise to create a simple game with one
"29.11.2016 09:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Call duck - Wikipedia The Call Duck is a bantam breed of domesticated duck raised primarily for decoration or as pets. Call ducks look similar to some other duck breeds, but are smaller in size. Call ducks were initially used in hunting, where their own calls and quacks would Call ducks were initially used in hunting to call wild ducks towards the hunter's guns. This practice of using call ducks to hunt has almost entirely been replaced with artificial Duck calls, with Call ducks now being kept primarily as pets or for
"29.11.2016 07:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Phonograph - Wikipedia The phonograph is a device invented in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. In its later forms it is also called a gramophone (as a trademark since 1887, as a generic name since c. 1900). The sound vibration waveforms are recorded On this day in 1877: Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time. It originally recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet wrapped around a rotating cylinder. The music critic Herman Klein recorded his voice with it during a demonstration: "When
"29.11.2016 05:33:37" en.wikisource.org Louisa May Alcott - Wikisource, the free online library Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long Born this day in 1832 and the subject of today's Google Doodle: Author, abolitionist and feminist Louisa May Alcott. Read "Little Women" and her other works on Wikisource.
"29.11.2016 04:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Monte Titano - Wikipedia Monte Titano ("Mount Titan") is a mountain of the Apennines and the highest peak in San Marino. It stands at 739 m (2,425 ft) above sea level and is located immediately to the east of the capital, San Marino. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Monte Titano ("Mount Titan") is a mountain of the Apennines that stands 739 m (2,425 ft) above sea level. On each of Monte Titano's three peaks stands one of The Three Towers of San Marino. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
"28.11.2016 22:47:00" en.wikipedia.org The Times - Wikipedia The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times On this day in 1814: The Times of London became the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.
"28.11.2016 19:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Coloman, King of Hungary - Wikipedia Coloman the Learned, also the Book-Lover or the Bookish (Hungarian: Könyves Kálmán; Croatian: Koloman; Slovak: Koloman Učený; c. 1070 – 3 February 1116) was King of Hungary from 1095 and King of Croatia from 1097 until his death. Coloman and King Géza I of Hungary always favored Álmos to his older brother, Coloman the Bookish, who was "half-blind and humpbacked" according to late medieval Hungarian chronicle. When Colomon became king years later, Álmos devised plots to overthrow him on at
"28.11.2016 15:54:01" en.wikipedia.org Spice - Wikipedia A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, berry, bud or other vegetable substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants used for flavoring or as a garnish. Many 1,000 tons of pepper and 1,000 tons of the other common spices were imported into Western Europe each year during the Late Middle Ages.
"28.11.2016 13:00:00" blog.wikimedia.org The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists – Wikimedia Blog Communications, Community, Gender gap, Interview, Profiles The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation March 8th, 2016 By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, Emily Temple-Wood has been targeted by a significant amount of harassment based on her gender. Stalkers send her requests for dates, condescendingly discuss her body, insinuate that she got to where she is through sexual favors, ask her to reserve those
"28.11.2016 09:28:00" en.wikipedia.org List of films about outer space - Wikipedia A list of some notable films about outer space.
"28.11.2016 07:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Jon Stewart - Wikipedia Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 Born this day in 1962: American comedian and television host Jon Stewart, whose college experience involved "waking up late, memorizing someone else's notes, doing bong hits, and going to soccer practice." He majored in chemistry before switching to
"28.11.2016 03:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Hydrothermal liquefaction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is a thermal depolymerization process used to convert wet biomass into crude-like oil -sometimes referred to as bio-oil or biocrude- under moderate temperature and high pressure. The crude-like oil (or bio-oil) has high Hydrothermal liquefaction uses heat and pressure to convert wet biomass into crude-like oil. Biofuels that are produced through hydrothermal liquefaction are carbon neutral, meaning that there are no net carbon emissions produced when burning the biofuel.
"27.11.2016 23:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Fan Lau Fort - Wikipedia Fan Lau Fort (Chinese: 分流炮台) is a former military fortification located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. Named after the eponymous peninsula it is situated on, it was built in 1729 during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor, a hundred and twelve years before Hong Kong's Fan Lau Fort was completed in 1729 to protect the passage between the island and the Pearl River estuary from pirates, who threatened the coasts and seas of southern China. It had a seemingly perfect vantage point against a potential naval
"27.11.2016 19:06:00" en.wikipedia.org List of coups d'état and coup attempts - Wikipedia A list of successful and attempted coup d'etats throughout history:
"27.11.2016 18:54:12" Timeline Photos In 1886, photographer and inventor H.H. Bennett had his son, Ashley, leap across Stand Rock in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, so he could take a photo that proved Bennett's advanced shutter technology worked. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Bennett
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"27.11.2016 15:28:04" What is something weird, impressive, terrifying, or amusing you've read about recently on Wikipedia?
"27.11.2016 12:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Alfred Nobel - Wikipedia Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛl] listen (help·info); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. On this day in 1895: Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after his death, to be awarded annually without distinction of nationality. He became concerned with how he would be remembered
"27.11.2016 09:35:00" 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 fossil discoveries include the first ichthyosaur skeleton; the first two more complete plesiosaur skeletons found; the first pterosaur skeleton located outside Germany; and important fish fossils. She became well known in geological circles in
"27.11.2016 07:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Helen Clark - Wikipedia Helen Elizabeth Clark ONZ (born 26 February 1950) is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. As Prime Minister she served three consecutive terms from 1999 to 2008 and was the On this day in 1999: The left-wing Labour Party took control of the New Zealand government, and Helen Clark became the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
"27.11.2016 04:24:00" en.wikipedia.org List of bioluminescent organisms - Wikipedia Bioluminescence is the production of light by living organisms. This list of bioluminescent organisms is organized by environment, covering terrestrial, marine and microorganisms. Bioluminescence wasn't properly investigated until the late eighteenth century. The phenomenon is widely distributed among many animal groups, especially certain marine environments. On land it occurs in fungi, bacteria and some groups of invertebrates.
"26.11.2016 23:44:00" en.wikipedia.org List of things named after Albert Einstein - Wikipedia Before World War II, The New Yorker published a vignette saying that Einstein was so well known in America that he would be stopped on the street by people wanting him to explain "that theory". Eventually he told his inquirers "Pardon me, sorry! Always I
"26.11.2016 19:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Sex Pistols - Wikipedia The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one On this day in 1976: Anarchy in the U.K., the debut single of the Sex Pistols was released, heralding the arrival of punk rock. Under the management of Malcolm McLaren, the band provoked controversies that garnered a significant amount of publicity. Their
"26.11.2016 16:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Brink's-Mat robbery - Wikipedia The Brink's-Mat robbery at the Heathrow International Trading Estate on 26 November 1983 saw a record £26 million (today approx £79 million) worth of gold bullion, diamonds and cash stolen from a warehouse. The bullion was the property of Johnson Matthey On this day in 1983: Six robbers broke into a London warehouse to pilfer 6,800 gold bars, worth nearly £26 million. The gold was never recovered. Two days after the robbery, a couple saw a white-hot crucible operating at a neighbor's property and
"26.11.2016 13:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Howard Carter - Wikipedia Howard Carter (9 May 1874 – 2 March 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb (designated KV62) of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy On this day in 1922: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years. Lord Carnarvon employed Carter to find it, but after years of few results, Carter had nearly run out of time to
"26.11.2016 09:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Rain - Wikipedia Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of As a raindrop increases in size, its shape becomes more oblate, with its largest cross-section facing the oncoming airflow. Large rain drops become increasingly flattened on the bottom, like hamburger buns; very large ones are shaped like parachutes.
"26.11.2016 08:10:41" Timeline Photos Seventy-six years ago today, a young Fidel Castro wrote this letter to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. "I like to hear the radio, and I am very happy because I heard on it that you will be president for another periodo." Castro, who led Cuba for a
"26.11.2016 07:39:25" Timeline Photos Fidel Castro, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and a world-famous image of Che Guevara are all on this one photo sheet from Alberto Korda's roll of film from the March 5, 1960 La Coubre memorial service in Havana, Cuba. See it on Wikimedia Commons
"26.11.2016 07:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Southern Television broadcast interruption - Wikipedia The Southern Television broadcast interruption was a broadcast interruption through the Hannington transmitter of the Independent Broadcasting Authority in the United Kingdom at 5:10 pm on 26 November 1977. The broadcast message is generally considered to On this day in 1977: An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", took over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm. The incident caused some alarm locally, and
"26.11.2016 06:36:28" en.wikipedia.org Fidel Castro - Wikipedia Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus] audio (help·info); born August 13, 1926), commonly known as Fidel Castro, is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba for nearly fifty years, has died at the age of 90. Wikipedians are updating his article.
"26.11.2016 03:23:00" en.wikipedia.org List of archaic technological nomenclature - Wikipedia Archaic technological nomenclature are forms of speech and writing which, while once commonly used to describe a particular process, method, device, or phenomenon, have fallen into disuse due to the advance of science and technology. Such archaism is A list of archaic technological terms and nomenclature:
"25.11.2016 23:21:00" en.wikipedia.org History of the ambulance - Wikipedia The history of the ambulance begins in ancient times, with the use of carts to transport incurable patients by force. Ambulances were first used for emergency transport in 1487 by the Spanish forces during the siege of Málaga by the Catholic Monarchs After World War One, aircrafts around the world were converted into ambulance planes. Although in 1917, Lieutenant Clifford Peel, a medical student, outlined a system of fixed-wing aircraft and ground facilities designed to provide medical services to the
"25.11.2016 20:35:02" blog.wikimedia.org The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth – Wikimedia Blog The colors of nature burst from the 15 finalists of Wiki Loves Earth, the photo contest now in its third year of crowdsourcing gorgeous landscapes from more than 13,600 participants.
"25.11.2016 19:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Hollywood blacklist - Wikipedia The Hollywood blacklist—as the broader entertainment industry blacklist is generally known—was the practice of denying employment to screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and other American entertainment professionals during the mid-20th century On this day in 1947:The "Hollywood Ten" were blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios. In the time of the Red Scare, these ten individuals were cited for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify to the the House Un-American Activities Committee on
"25.11.2016 16:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Black Friday (shopping) - Wikipedia Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1932, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more Despite frequent attempts at crowd control, Black Friday in the United States is known to cause chaos at stores nationwide, from stampedes to fistfights. On Black Friday in 2013, a shopper in Las Vegas who was carrying a big-screen TV home from a Target
"25.11.2016 13:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Confederate Army of Manhattan - Wikipedia The Confederate Army of Manhattan was a group of eight Southern operatives who attempted to burn New York City on Evacuation Day, November 25, 1864, during the final stages of the American Civil War. On this day in 1864: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan started fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York, New York.
"25.11.2016 09:27:00" en.wikipedia.org The Mousetrap - Wikipedia The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance On this day in 1952: Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play "The Mousetrap" opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. It would become the longest continuously-running play in history. In November 2012, both the 25,000th performance and the 60th year of
"25.11.2016 07:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Stanisław August Poniatowski - Wikipedia Stanisław II August (also Stanisław August Poniatowski; born Stanisław Antoni Poniatowski; 17 January 1732 – 12 February 1798) was the last King and Grand Duke of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1764–95). He remains a controversial figure in On this day in 1795: Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, was exiled to Russia after abdicating his throne. He spent the last years of his life in semi-captivity in Saint Petersburg.
"25.11.2016 04:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Labrador Retriever - Wikipedia The Labrador Retriever, also Labrador, is a type of retriever-gun dog. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States. According to statistics from the American Kennel Club, the Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed of dog by a landslide since 1991. The foundational breed of what is now the Labrador Retriever was known as the Lesser Newfoundland. When the
"25.11.2016 01:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Umami - Wikipedia Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/), a savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). Umami can be described as a pleasant "brothy" or "meaty" taste with a long lasting, mouthwatering and coating sensation over the tongue. Many foods that may be consumed daily are rich in umami components, for example, dried shiitake mushrooms, ripe
"25.11.2016 01:19:57" Timeline Photos "My Wife's Lovers" is an 1892 painting by Carl Kahler depicting forty-two of millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson's 250 cats. The painting, named by Johnson's husband, weighs 227 pounds (103 kg). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Wife%27s_Lovers
"24.11.2016 22:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Charles William Miller - Wikipedia Charles William Miller (24 November 1874 – 30 June 1953; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʃaɹliz ˈwiʎɐ̃ ˈmileɾ]) was a Brazilian sportsman, who is considered to be the father of football in Brazil. Born this day in 1874: Charles William Miller, the father of Brazilian football. He played football at school in England, returning to Brazil in 1894 with two footballs and a Hampshire Football Association rulebook. Miller was instrumental in setting up
"24.11.2016 19:25:00" en.wikipedia.org List of Internet phenomena - Wikipedia This is a partial list of social and cultural phenomena specific to the Internet, such as popular themes, catchphrases, images, viral videos, and jokes. When such fads and sensations occur online, they tend to grow rapidly and become more widespread A list of Internet challenges and dares:
"24.11.2016 16:46:00" blog.wikimedia.org Wait, what? Tarrare, the man with an insatiable appetite – Wikimedia Blog Meals for fifteen, a live cat, snakes, lizards, puppies, and an entire eel—none were off limits for this French man with an insatiable appetite. This man could eat fifteen meals in a single sitting, so don't feel too bad about reaching for seconds this Thanksgiving.
"24.11.2016 13:18:00" en.wikipedia.org List of humorous units of measurement - Wikipedia Many people have made use of, or invented, units of measurement intended primarily for their humour value. This is a list of such units invented by sources that are notable for reasons other than having made the unit itself, and of units that are widely A Sheppey is a measure of distance equal to about 7⁄8 of a mile (1.4 km), defined as the closest distance at which sheep can remain picturesque. This unit is the creation of Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, included in The Meaning of Liff, their dictionary
"24.11.2016 12:49:32" If you could have any kind of animal as a well-trained pet, what would you choose?
"24.11.2016 09:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara - Wikipedia "Khan Bahadur" Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara CIE OBE ISO JP IP (Gujarati: કાવસજી જમશેદજી પેટીગરા) (24 November 1877 – 28 March 1941) was the first Indian to become the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Mumbai Police in 1928. He was in charge of the Crime Born this day in 1877: Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, who was the first Indian to become the Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Mumbai Police in 1928. Petigara played an integral role in foiling the overthrow of the goverment. Despite being a staunch
"24.11.2016 07:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 - Wikipedia The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 was a large extratropical cyclone which moved through the Eastern United States, causing significant winds, heavy rains east of the Appalachians, and blizzard conditions along the western slopes of the mountain On this day in 1950: The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, took shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West
"24.11.2016 04:13:00" en.wikipedia.org Space advertising - Wikipedia Space advertising is the use of advertising in outer space or related to space flight. While there have only been a few examples of successful marketing campaigns, there have been several proposals to advertise in space, some even planning to launch giant In an unusual form of fast food advertising, two Pizza Hut marketing ploys have involved spaceflight. In 2001 they were the first to deliver pizzas to outer space when their vacuum-sealed food arrived at the International Space Station, just a year after
"24.11.2016 03:52:38" blog.wikimedia.org Is Wikipedia related to WikiLeaks in any way? No. The Wikimedia Foundation does not support or oppose political candidates or otherwise interfere with political campaigns. A reader asks: "Is Wikipedia related to WikiLeaks in any way?" (The answer is no.)
"24.11.2016 01:14:00" blog.wikimedia.org When it comes to shipwrecks raised off the seafloor, Peter Isotalo may be Wikipedia's resident aficionado – Wikimedia Blog Community, Interview, Profiles, Wikipedia When it comes to shipwrecks raised off the seafloor, Peter Isotalo may be Wikipedia's resident aficionado By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation September 27th, 2016 Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on Following his passion for maritime history, Peter Isotalo spends hundreds of hours on research and writing to make sure Wikipedia articles on raised shipwrecks, like the Vasa or Mary Rose, are comprehensive and complete.
"23.11.2016 23:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Wilhelmina of the Netherlands - Wikipedia Wilhelmina (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋɪlɦɛlˈminaː] ( listen); Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria; 31 August 1880 – 28 November 1962) was Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1890 until her abdication in 1948. On this day in 1890: King William III of the Netherlands died without a male heir, and a special law was passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him at 10 years old. Queen Wilhelmina grew to have a keen understanding of business
"23.11.2016 18:51:00" en.wikipedia.org D. B. Cooper - Wikipedia D. B. Cooper is a media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on November 24, 1971, extorted $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to On this day in 1971: During a severe thunderstorm, the hijacker D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. Despite a case file that grew to over 60 volumes over 45 years, no definitive conclusions could
"23.11.2016 16:12:00" store.wikimedia.org Wikipedia rabbit hole t-shirt (women) Have you ever searched Wikipedia with a subject in mind, only to find yourself spending hours reading about something completely different? This t-shirt design represents the joy of falling down the (knowledge) rabbit hole, a quintessential Wikipedia
"23.11.2016 13:22:00" en.wikipedia.org An Unearthly Child - Wikipedia An Unearthly Child (sometimes referred to as 100,000 BC) is the first serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was first broadcast on BBC TV in four weekly parts from 23 November to 14 December 1963. Scripted by the On this day in 1963: The BBC broadcasted "An Unearthly Child," the first episode of the science-fiction television serial of the same name and the first episode of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.
"23.11.2016 09:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Solar furnace - Wikipedia A solar furnace is a structure that uses concentrated solar power to produce high temperatures, usually for industry. Parabolic mirrors or heliostats concentrate light (Insolation) onto a focal point. The temperature at the focal point may reach 3,500 °C Solar furnaces use mirrors to amplify sunlight and produce high temperatures. The largest solar furnace in the world is in Odeillo in the Pyrénées-Orientales in France, and can reach temperatures up to 3,500 °C (6,330 °F). Sunny climates—such as the
"23.11.2016 07:39:01" en.wikipedia.org IBM Simon - Wikipedia The IBM Simon Personal Communicator (simply known as IBM Simon) was a handheld, touchscreen mobile phone and PDA designed and engineered by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and assembled under contract by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. BellSouth On this day in 1992: The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX computer and technology trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It could make and receive cellular phone calls, as well as send and receive faxes, e-mails and cellular pages. Each
"23.11.2016 04:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Unicorn - Wikipedia The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the Unicorns are not found in Greek mythology, but rather in the accounts of natural history, for Greek writers of natural history were convinced of the reality of unicorns, believing they were located in India, a distant and fabulous realm for them. After a
"23.11.2016 00:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Barretville, Tennessee - Wikipedia Barretville is an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, close to the border of Tipton County, and near the community of Rosemark. It has an elevation of 354 feet. The community is locally known for its large number of In 1930, burglars attacking a bank vault with blowtorches in Tennessee failed to steal any money, but managed to burn down the adjacent general store instead.
"22.11.2016 22:51:00" en.wikipedia.org China Clipper - Wikipedia China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila in November 1935. Built at a On this day in 1935: The China Clipper became the first to offer commercial transpacific airmail service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila, Philippines. It was one of the largest airplanes of its time and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail on
"22.11.2016 19:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Toy Story - Wikipedia Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The directorial debut of John Lasseter, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film and On this day in 1995: Disney and Pixar released Toy Story, the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery. Two years prior, the film was declared "a mess" by Disney executives; the animation company's president nearly
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"22.11.2016 15:10:02" en.wikipedia.org Krystyna Skarbek - Wikipedia Maria Krystyna Janina Skarbek, OBE, GM, Croix de guerre (Polish pronunciation: [krɨˈstɨna ˈskarbɛk]; 1 May 1908 – 15 June 1952), also known as Christine Granville, was a Polish agent of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Spy Krystyna Skarbek saved Allied lives in World War II with daring exploits of intelligence in Nazi- occupied Poland and France. It has been said that Ian Fleming, in his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale (1953), modelled Vesper Lynd on her.
"22.11.2016 12:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson - Wikipedia Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson, billed as "Judgment Day", was a professional boxing match contested on November 22, 1986 for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. On this day in 1986: Mike Tyson defeated Trevor Berbick to become the youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history. Tyson dropped his opponent, who was 12 years older, and ended the fight at the 2:35 mark. Berbick attempted to get up twice only to
"22.11.2016 09:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Scottish art in the eighteenth century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scottish art in the eighteenth century is the body of visual art made in Scotland, by Scots, or about Scottish subjects, in the eighteenth century. This period saw development of professionalisation, with art academies were established in Edinburgh and All the major painters during the Scottish Enlightenment were to varying degrees influenced by Neoclassicism, reviving Greek and Roman forms of artistic expression. Italy became an important point of reference for Scottish artists, with over fifty artists
"22.11.2016 07:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Jhalkaribai - Wikipedia Jhalkaribai (22 November 1830 – 1858) (Hindi: झलकारीबाई [dʒʱəlkaːriːˈbaːi]) was an Indian woman soldier who played an important role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 during the battle of Jhansi. She was a soldier in the women's army of Queen Laxmibai of Born this day in 1830: Indian soldier Jhalkaribai, who rose from a humble childhood to become advisor to the Queen of Jhansi. During the Rebellion of 1857, she disguised herself as the Queen and rode out into the front lines in order to save the queen's
"22.11.2016 03:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Hyperion (tree) - Wikipedia Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Northern California that was measured at 115.61 m (379.3 ft), which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree. Hyperion, a redwood tree in Northern California, is regarded as the tallest tree in the world, reaching over 115 metres (377 ft) tall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperion_(tree)
"21.11.2016 23:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Golden Hall (Stockholm City Hall) - Wikipedia The Golden Hall (Swedish: Gyllene Salen) is a banqueting hall in Stockholm City Hall. Measuring 44-metre (144 ft) in height, it received its name when its walls were decorated by mosaics created by the artist Einar Forseth on a proposal by the City Hall Stockholm's Golden Hall received its name when the walls were decorated with mosaics created by the artist Einar Forseth on a proposal by the architect Ragnar Östberg.
"21.11.2016 19:20:09" blog.wikimedia.org Why I write about dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures) – Wikimedia Blog FunkMonk has written 31 “featured” articles on Wikipedia, including Giganotosaurus, Ankylosaurus, dodo, passenger pigeon We asked why. Armored dinosaurs. Giganotosaurus. Dodos. Passenger pigeons.
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"21.11.2016 16:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Piltdown Man - Wikipedia The Piltdown Man was a paleoanthropological hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. On this day in 1953: Natural History Museum, London announced that the "Piltdown Man" skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, was a hoax.
"21.11.2016 12:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Alan Freed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965), also known as Moondog, was an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States On this day in 1959: American DJ Alan Freed, who had popularized the term "rock and roll" and music of that style, was fired from WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal. Payola, the illegal practice
"21.11.2016 09:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Xie Jin - Wikipedia Xie Jin (November 21, 1923 – October 18, 2008) was a Chinese film director. He rose to prominence in 1957, directing the film Woman Basketball Player No. 5, and is considered one of the Third Generation directors of China. Most recently he was known for Born this day in 1925: Xie Jin, Chinese director and screenwriter. He was the only Chinese director to date to be a member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Directors Guild of America.
"21.11.2016 07:31:00" en.wikipedia.org The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Wikipedia The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[a] is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was first released in Japan and North America in November 1998, and in Europe and Australia the following month. On this day in 1998: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one of the world's most successful video games, was released. A "medieval tale of sword and sorcery," Miyamoto intended the game to be in the chanbara genre of Japanese sword fighting. The
"21.11.2016 03:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Lavender (color) - Wikipedia Lavender is a pale tint of purple. It applies particularly to the color of the flower of the same name. The web color called lavender is displayed at right—it matches the color of the very palest part of the lavender flower; however, the more saturated A list of colors, all of which can be called "lavender."
"20.11.2016 23:44:01" en.wikipedia.org Women in classical music - Wikipedia Women have been active in many aspects of classical music, such as instrumental performance, vocal performance, orchestral conducting, choral conducting, scholarly research, and contemporary composition. Women conductors lead only 4.1% of "big budget" American symphony orchestras, and out of the 150 recognized top conductors in the world, only 3.3% were women. The gap also extends to member positions in symphony orchestras. In 2003, the Vienna
"20.11.2016 22:35:31" en.wikipedia.org William Beaumont - Wikipedia William Beaumont (November 21, 1785 – April 25, 1853) was a surgeon in the U.S. Army who became known as the "Father of Gastric Physiology" following his research on human digestion. The role of gastric acid in digestion was first observed by Dr. William Beaumont looking into a hole in the stomach of gunshot survivor Alexis St. Martin. Over several years, Beaumont looked through the hole to observe the process of digestion while
"20.11.2016 18:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Munchkin cat - Wikipedia The Munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which are caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation. Much controversy erupted over the breed when it was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995 The Munchkin is generally described as a sweet-natured, playful, people-oriented, outgoing and intelligent cat which responds well to being handled. The shortness of their legs does not seem to interfere with their running and leaping abilities Only
"20.11.2016 16:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Karl von Frisch - Wikipedia Karl Ritter[a] von Frisch, ForMemRS (20 November 1886 – 12 June 1982) was an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, along with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz. Born this day in 1886: Karl von Frisch, the Nobel Prize-winning ethologist who translated the meaning of the honeybee's "waggle dance." He found that when honeybees perform this dance, successful foragers can share information about the direction and
"20.11.2016 16:06:02" Photos from Wikipedia's post One of these public domain images from Wikimedia Commons is a painting; the other is a photo. Can you tell which is which?
"20.11.2016 13:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Ming-Na Wen - Wikipedia Ming-Na Wen (Chinese: 温明娜; pinyin: Wēn Míngnà; born November 20, 1963) is an American actress. (She has been credited with and without her family name "Wen", but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has been known by such variants Born this day in 1963: Macanese-American actress Ming-Na Wen, who provided the voice for the title character in Disney's 1998 animated movie Mulan and related video games. In 2014 she was nominated for a People's Choice Award as Favorite Actress in a New
"20.11.2016 09:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Essex (whaleship) - Wikipedia Essex was an American whaler from Nantucket, Massachusetts, launched in 1799. While under the command of Captain George Pollard, Jr., in 1820 a sperm whale attacked and sank her. The sinking stranded the twenty-man crew in the southern Pacific Ocean with On this day in 1820: An 80-ton sperm whale attacked the Essex, an American whaling ship, 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. The whale rammed the ship, rocking her from side to side, then crushed the bow, driving the vessel backwards. It
"20.11.2016 07:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Fidelio - Wikipedia Fidelio (originally named Leonore, oder Der Triumph der ehelichen Liebe; English: Leonore, or The Triumph of Marital Love),Op. 72, is a German opera with spoken dialogue by Ludwig van Beethoven, his only opera. The German libretto was originally On this day in 1805: In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his first and only opera, Fidelio. After this premiere, Beethoven was pressured by friends to revise and shorten the opera into just two acts, and he did so with the help of Stephan von
"20.11.2016 03:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei - Wikipedia Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (Arabic: أبو القاسم الخوئي pronunciation (help·info) AH-boo al KAH-sihm al HOO-EEE[needs IPA]; Persian: سید ابوالقاسم خوئی) (November 19, 1899 – August 8, 1992) was an Iranian and one of the most influential Twelver Shia Islamic Born this day in 1899: Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, one of the world's most influential Twelver Shia Islamic scholars. He was fervently dedicated to establishing welfare, social, cultural, and educational institutions for Muslims worldwide.
"19.11.2016 23:46:00" en.wikipedia.org List of gardener-botanist explorers of the Enlightenment - Wikipedia The Age of Discovery, also known as the Age of Exploration, was a period in history starting in the early 15th century and continuing into the early 17th century during which Europeans engaged in intensive exploration of the world, establishing direct During the Age of Enlightenment, naturalists were an integral part of global exploration, and new discoveries were recorded not only in their journals but by skilled illustrators and artists. A list of gardener-botanist explorers of the Enlightenment:
"19.11.2016 15:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Great ape personhood - Wikipedia Great ape personhood is a movement to extend personhood and some legal protections to the non-human members of the Hominidae or great ape family: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans. In 2007, the parliament of the Balearic Islands in Spain passed the world's first legislation that would effectively grant legal personhood rights to all great apes.
"19.11.2016 13:09:00" en.wikipedia.org TMC (TV channel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Télé Monte Carlo or TMC Monte Carlo, traditionally known as TMC (pronounced: [te ɛm se]) is a Franco-Monégasque general entertainment television channel, owned by the French media holding company TF1 Group. On this day in 1954: Prince Rainier III launched TMC, Europe's oldest private television channel. Like several other European television channels, its first major broadcast was one relating to the country's royal family, in this case the marriage of the
"19.11.2016 10:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Apollo program - Wikipedia The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. On this day in 1969: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean landed at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms"), becoming the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
"19.11.2016 07:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Doom Bar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Doom Bar (previously known as Dunbar sands, Dune-bar, and similar names) is a sandbar at the mouth of the estuary of the River Camel, where it meets the Celtic Sea on the north coast of Cornwall, England. Like two other permanent sandbanks further up On this day in 1911: The Doom Bar, a sandbar on the north coast of Cornwall, England, claimed two ships, the Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain. The Doom Bar has accounted for more than 600 beachings, capsizes
"19.11.2016 04:00:00" en.wikipedia.org King cobra - Wikipedia The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. This species is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 18.5 to 18.8 ft (5.6 to 5.7 m). Despite the word "cobra" in its King cobras are capable of delivering a fatal bite, and the victim may receive a large quantity of venom in as early as 30 minutes. Snakebites from this species are rare, however, and most of their victims are snake handlers.
"18.11.2016 23:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Schmalkaldic War - Wikipedia The Schmalkaldic War (German: Schmalkaldischer Krieg) refers to the short period of violence from 1546 until 1547 between the forces of Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (simultaneously King Charles I of Spain), commanded by Don Fernando Álvarez The Schmalkaldic War broke out in Swabia when an army of Lutheran Imperial cities occupied the Catholic town of Füssen and force the Imperial forces to move.
"18.11.2016 19:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Margaret Atwood - Wikipedia Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been Born this day in 1939: Margaret Atwood, whose novels remain an international introduction to Canadian literature. Atwood's novels often shed light on women's social oppression as results from patriarchal ideology. She also conceived the concept of a
"18.11.2016 16:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia Christopher Columbus (Italian: Cristoforo Colombo;[a]c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer, and citizen of the Republic of Genoa. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the On this day in 1493: Christopher Columbus first sighted the island now known as Puerto Rico. He would name the land San Juan Bautista in honor of Saint John the Baptist (a name that was later retained only for the capital city of San Juan).
"18.11.2016 14:32:44" en.wikipedia.org James Welch (writer) - Wikipedia James Welch (November 18, 1940 – August 4, 2003), who grew up within the Blackfeet and A'aninin cultures of his parents, was an award-winning Native American novelist and poet, considered a founding author of the Native American Renaissance. His novel Born this day in 1940 and the subject of today's Google Doodle: James Welch, who helped inspire new interest in Native American literature.
"18.11.2016 12:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Steamboat Willie - Wikipedia Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black-and-white by Walt Disney Studios and was released by Celebrity Productions. The cartoon is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse and On this day in 1928: Walt Disney released Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized animated short. Nearly a century old, Steamboat Willie has been close to entering the public domain in the U.S. several times. Each time, copyright protection has
"18.11.2016 09:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Micromort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A micromort (from micro- and mortality) is a unit of risk defined as one-in-a-million chance of death. Micromorts can be used to measure riskiness of various day-to-day activities. A microprobability is a one-in-a million chance of some event; thus a Micromorts measure an activity's mortality risk. The chance of death from running a marathon is about 7 micromorts per run. Ascending Mount Everest, on the other hand, has a risk factor of 39,427 micromorts. Add one additional micromort per every 2 days
"18.11.2016 04:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Red-billed oxpecker - Wikipedia The red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) is a passerine bird in the starling and myna family, Sturnidae; some ornithologists regard the oxpeckers to be in a family by themselves, the Buphagidae. It is native to the savannah of sub-Saharan The red-billed ox pecker's preferred food is blood; if it can't eat 100 female blood-engorged ticks a day, it will peck into mammals instead.
"18.11.2016 01:49:25" Timeline Photos Born this day in 1787: Louis Daguerre, the French pioneer of photography who was also a painter. Which do you think this work is – a painting, or a photo? Find out here: http://buff.ly/2g12I5T
"17.11.2016 23:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Horsepower - Wikipedia Horsepower (hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done). There are many different standards and types of horsepower. The term was adopted in the late 18th century by Scottish engineer James Watt to compare the output of steam The unit of measurement Horsepower was developed by Scottish engineer James Watt to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. A common legend states that the unit was created when one of Watt's first customers, a brewer,
"17.11.2016 19:38:01" en.wikipedia.org F.D.C. Willard - Wikipedia F.D.C. Willard (fl. 1975–1980) was the pen name of a Siamese cat named Chester, who internationally published under this name on low temperature physics in scientific journals, once as a co-author and another time as the sole author. Meet F.D.C. Willard, the cat who co-authored a physics paper in an internationally-published scientific journal. After his debut work, Willard was also the sole author of an article published in a popular French science magazine. He appeared repeatedly in
"17.11.2016 19:15:33" en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia:Wikipedia Asian Month - Wikipedia The Wikipedia Asian Month is an online edit-a-thon aimed at enhancing understanding among Asian Wikipedia communities. Taking place throughout November 2016, the purpose of Asian Month on the English Wikipedia is to improve the quantity and quality of Help improve articles about Asia on Wikipedia! Last year 7,000+ articles in 43 languages were added during Wikipedia Asian Month.
"17.11.2016 15:48:01" en.wikipedia.org William Kennedy Dickson - Wikipedia William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson (3 August 1860 – 28 September 1935) was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison (post-dating the work of Louis Le Prince). William Kennedy Dickson is responsible for producing the oldest American film shown to a public audience. He may also have created the earliest known cat video: an 1894 silent film entitled "Boxing Cats."
"17.11.2016 12:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Watergate scandal - Wikipedia Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972 and President Richard Nixon's On this day in 1973: During the Watergate scandal, U.S. President Richard Nixon told 400 Associated Press managing editors, "I'm not a crook," in response to allegations of wrongdoing.
"17.11.2016 10:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Star Wars Holiday Special - Wikipedia The Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American musical science fiction television film set in the Star Wars galaxy. It stars the series' first film's main cast while introducing the character Boba Fett, who would appear in later films. It is one of the On this day in 1978: CBS aired The Star Wars Holiday Special, a musical science fiction television film once ranked "the worst two hours of television ever." The movie was so terrible, George Lucas himself reportedly said, "If I had the time and a
"17.11.2016 07:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Velvet Revolution - Wikipedia The Velvet Revolution (Czech: sametová revoluce) or Gentle Revolution (Slovak: nežná revolúcia) was a non-violent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia. The period of upheaval and transition took place from November 17 to December 29, 1989. On this day in 1989: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague was quelled by an attack from riot police. This would spark an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government, which would succeed over a month later.
"17.11.2016 04:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Puffbird - Wikipedia The puffbirds and their relatives in the near passerine family Bucconidae are tropical tree-dwelling insectivorous birds that are found from South America up to Mexico. Together with their closest relatives, the jacamars, they form a divergent lineage Puffbirds were nicknamed bobos (Spanish for "dummies") due to their propensity to sit motionless while waiting for prey.
"17.11.2016 01:22:01" en.wikipedia.org Voyages of Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia In 1492 a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher Columbus resulted in the discovery of the Americas, a continent which was previously unknown in Europe, as well as the colonization of the Americas. Contrary to popular belief, the explorer Christopher Columbus never actually reached any land that now forms the mainland United States of America. His voyages led to the widespread knowledge that a "new" continent existed west of Europe and east of Asia.
"16.11.2016 22:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Sarsaparilla (soft drink) - Wikipedia Sarsaparilla is a soft drink, originally made from the Smilax regelii plant, but now sometimes made with artificial flavours. In the 19th century, the soft drink Sarsaparilla was once considered to be a remedy for skin and blood problems.
"16.11.2016 18:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Kalākaua - Wikipedia Kalākaua (November 16, 1836 – January 20, 1891), born David Laʻamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch, was the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. He reigned from February 12, Born this day in 1836: Kalākaua, the last king of Hawai'i.
"16.11.2016 15:50:02" en.wikipedia.org Milli Vanilli - Wikipedia Milli Vanilli was a German R&B duo from Munich. The group was founded by Frank Farian in 1988 and consisted of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut album Girl You Know It's True achieved international success and earned them a Grammy Award for On this day in 1990: Milli Vanilli's Grammy Award for Best New Artist was withdrawn after the media announced that neither musician sang at all on their winning album, "Girl You Know It's True." After their history of lip-synching and other details
"16.11.2016 13:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Lysergic acid diethylamide - Wikipedia Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects. This may include altered awareness of the surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they On this day in 1938: Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized the lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the first time. LSD's psychedelic properties were discovered 5 years later when Hofmann himself accidentally ingested an unknown quantity of the
"16.11.2016 09:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Taiwan whistling thrush - Wikipedia The Taiwan whistling thrush, also known as the Formosan whistling thrush, (Myophonus insularis) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is endemic to Taiwan. Taiwan whistling thrushes live in dark, forested ravines in the mountains, and are sometimes called the "Formosan Cavern-bird."
"16.11.2016 06:55:01" en.wikipedia.org Skylab 4 - Wikipedia Due to a NASA management error, manned Skylab mission patches were designed in conflict with the official mission numbering scheme.Left to right: Carr, Gibson and Pogue On this day in 1973: NASA launched Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission. The crew arrived aboard Skylab to find that they had company – three figures dressed in flight suits. Upon closer inspection,
"16.11.2016 04:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Matka Canyon - Wikipedia Matka (Macedonian: Матка, meaning "womb") is a canyon located west of central Skopje, Macedonia. Covering roughly 5,000 hectares, Matka is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Macedonia and is home to several medieval monasteries. Matka Canyon is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, and possibly home to the deepest underwater cave in the world.
"16.11.2016 03:53:06" Photos from Wikipedia's post Virginia Frances Sterrett was an American artist and illustrator who received her first commission shortly after she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She could only work for short periods of time, and died at 31. "Her achievement was beauty, a delicate,
"15.11.2016 23:24:00" en.wikipedia.org High five - Wikipedia The high five is a hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand each, about head-high, and push, slide, or slap the flat of their palm against the flat palm of the other person. The gesture is often preceded verbally by a phrase High-five historians attribute the first documented high-five to be between Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 2, 1977. Others, however, have attempted to claim this spotlight; Magic Johnson once suggested that he invented
"15.11.2016 20:05:48" blog.wikimedia.org Wait, what? Tarrare, the man with an insatiable appetite – Wikimedia Blog Tarrare was a French man with a slim profile and a prodigious, Hulk-sized appetite. Tarrare could eat anything. Meals for fifteen, a live cat, lizards, puppies, and an entire eel—none were off limits.
"15.11.2016 19:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Decline and fall of Pedro II of Brazil - Wikipedia The decline and fall of Pedro II of Brazil occurred over the course of the 1880s, with the underlying factors accumulating and coming increasingly into focus after 1881. This period paradoxically coincided with a time of unparalleled economic and social On this day in 1889: Pedro II of Brazil was cast into exile. Although he was overwhelmingly beloved by his people, enjoyed international admiration and acclamation, and was instrumental in driving forward major liberal social and economic reforms, his
"15.11.2016 15:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Bart the Bear - Wikipedia Bart the Bear (January 19, 1977 - May 10, 2000) was a male Alaskan Kodiak bear actor best known for his numerous appearances in Hollywood films, including The Bear (for which he reportedly received an Oscar nomination),White Fang, Legends of the Bart the Bear appeared in films with Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Daryl Hannah, Annette Bening, Ethan Hawke, Steven Seagal, Tchéky Karyo, Brad Pitt, Alec Baldwin, Trevor Howard, and Anthony Hopkins.
"15.11.2016 12:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Georgia O'Keeffe - Wikipedia Born this day in 1887: Georgia O'Keeffe, the painter of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes recognized as the "Mother of American modernism".
"15.11.2016 10:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Cynthia Breazeal - Wikipedia Cynthia Lynn Breazeal (born November 15, 1967 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is the director of the Personal Robots Group (formerly the Robotic Born this day in 1967: Computer scientist Cynthia Breazeal, pioneer of social robotics and human-robot interaction. She is credited with the invention of "Leonardo," the world's first social robot capable of mimicking human expression. In 2003 she was
"15.11.2016 04:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Hypnic jerk - Wikipedia A hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep start, sleep twitch or night start, or jump, is an involuntary twitch which occurs just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing them to awaken suddenly for a moment. Physically, hypnic jerks resemble A hypnic jerk startles a person awake by causing an involuntary twitch just as they begin to fall asleep. One study found that a hypnic jerk occurs during the non-rapid eye movement sleep cycle and is an "abrupt muscle action flexing movement, generalized
"14.11.2016 22:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Diabetes mellitus - Wikipedia Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. As of 2015, an estimated 415 million people had diabetes worldwide — 8.3% of the adult population. Learn more about diabetes prevention and management:
"14.11.2016 17:54:37" en.wikipedia.org Frederick Banting - Wikipedia Sir Frederick Grant Banting KBE MC FRS FRSC (November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter and Nobel laureate noted as the first person to use insulin on humans. Born this day in 1891: Sir Frederick Banting, the first doctor to use insulin on humans, and the subject of today's Google Doodle.
"14.11.2016 16:17:00" 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. On this day in 1960: Ruby Bridges became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana, United States. As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all the teachers refused to teach
"14.11.2016 12:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Lions Gate Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Lions Gate Bridge, opened in 1938, officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of the On this day in 1938: Canada's Lions Gate Bridge, which connects Vancouver to the North Shore, opened to traffic.
"14.11.2016 10:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Rembrandt - Wikipedia Rembrandt was the first name of the great Dutch artist who completed 600 paintings, including many self-portraits (picture 1). He is also widely considered the greatest artist ever to work in etchings (picture 2). Rembrandt only ever painted one seascape
"14.11.2016 07:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Jawaharlal Nehru - Wikipedia Jawaharlal Nehru (/ˈneɪruː, ˈnɛruː/;Hindustani: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] ( listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the Born this day in 1889: Indian lawyer and politician Jawaharlal Nehru, the 1st Prime Minister of India.
"14.11.2016 04:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Matthias Corvinus - Wikipedia Matthias Corvinus, also called Matthias I (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás, Croatian: Matija Korvin, Romanian: Matei Corvin, Slovak: Matej Korvín, Czech: Matyáš Korvín; 23 February 1443 – 6 April 1490), was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458. After Under the patronage of Matthias Corvinus, Hungary became the first country outside Italy to embrace the Renaissance.
"14.11.2016 01:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Cyborg - Wikipedia A cyborg (short for "cybernetic organism") is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline. The concept of a human-machine mixture was widespread in science fiction before World War II. As early as 1843, Edgar Allan Poe described a man with extensive mechanical prostheses in the short story "The Man That Was Used Up". The illustration shown here
"13.11.2016 22:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Tommy Tucker (squirrel) - Wikipedia Tommy Tucker (died June 25, 1949) was a male Eastern gray squirrel who became a celebrity in the United States, touring the country wearing women's fashions while performing tricks, entertaining children, and selling war bonds. A Washington Post Tommy Tucker was a male grey squirrel who toured the United States wearing women's fashions and selling war bonds to support America in World War II.
"13.11.2016 18:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Emoji - Wikipedia Emoji (Japanese: （えもじ）?, Japanese pronunciation: [emodʑi]; English: /iˈmoʊ.dʒi/, plural emoji or emojis) are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. Emoji are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including The word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, "picture") + moji (文字, "character"). The first emoji was created in 1998 or 1999 in Japan by Shigetaka Kurita.
"13.11.2016 18:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Gautam Adani - Wikipedia Gautam Adani (born 24 June 1962) is an Indian business tycoon who is the chairman and founder of Adani Group. According to Forbes, his personal wealth is estimated to be $7.1 billion as of September 2014. He founded The Adani Group in 1988 and today it Gautam Adani, a school dropout, is the 13th richest person in India.
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"13.11.2016 11:57:00" en.wikisource.org Robert Louis Stevenson - Wikisource, the free online library Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long Born this day in 1850: Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author and poet best known for "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and "Treasure Island." Many of his original works are now in the public domain, available to read for free on Wikisource:
"13.11.2016 08:22:00" en.wikipedia.org James Braid (surgeon) - Wikipedia James Braid (19 June 1795 – 25 March 1860) was a Scottish surgeon and "gentleman scientist". He was a significant innovator in the treatment of club-foot and an important and influential pioneer of hypnotism and hypnotherapy. He is regarded by many as the On this day in 1841, James Braid first saw a demonstration of "animal magnetism," which led to his study of the subject he eventually named hypnotism.
"13.11.2016 05:18:47" blog.wikimedia.org How we partnered with volunteers to clean up copy-paste plagiarism on Wikipedia Community, Featured, Technology, Wikipedia How we partnered with volunteers to clean up copy-paste plagiarism on Wikipedia By Danny Horn, Wikimedia Foundation November 7th, 2016 Each year, the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team opens a community Each year, the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team opens a community wishlist survey to determine what features and tools are needed most on Wikimedia sites. Last year's survey brought a new plagiarism detection bot, among other things. What will
"13.11.2016 03:43:01" en.wikipedia.org Mesoamerican ballcourt - Wikipedia A Mesoamerican ballcourt is a large masonry structure of a type used in Mesoamerica for over 2,700 years to play the Mesoamerican ballgame, particularly the hip-ball version of the ballgame. About 1,300 Mesoamerican ballcourts have been uncovered for a game that was played for over 2,700 years. Although there is a tremendous variation in size among the courts, in general all ballcourts are the same shape: a long narrow alley flanked by two
"12.11.2016 23:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Wikipedia Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held Born this day in 1815: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose early activism inspired women's suffrage movements throughout the United States. Her concerns included women's parental and custody rights, property rights, employment and income rights, divorce, the
"12.11.2016 19:54:00" en.wikipedia.org San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge - Wikipedia The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 240,000 vehicles a On this day in 1936: In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic. Because it was essentially two bridges strung together, the western spans were ranked the second and third largest suspension bridges. Only the George Washington
"12.11.2016 18:24:48" Timeline Photos Did you know? Wikimedia Commons has color-coded categories of sunsets. (This one is filed under red.) See the categories here: http://buff.ly/2fLpz4d In this photo, a flock of red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) flies against the sunset at Quivira
"12.11.2016 14:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Voyager 1 - Wikipedia Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System, Voyager 1 launched 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2. Having operated for 39 years, 1 month and 28 days, the spacecraft still On this day in 1980: The NASA space probe Voyager I made its closest approach to Saturn and took the very first images of its rings. In addition to detecting complex structures within the rings, its remote sensing instruments studied the atmospheres of
"12.11.2016 09:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Aung Soe - Wikipedia Bagyi Aung Soe (Burmese: ဗဂျီ အောင်စိုး [bədʑì ʔàʊɴ só]; 1924–1990) was a Burmese painter renowned for his modernistic, semi-abstract art, which caused such a shock in Burma when it appeared that many called it "psychopathic art". One of Burma's most important modern artists lived in poverty and was considered by some to be mad.
"12.11.2016 07:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Auguste Rodin - Wikipedia François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917), known as Auguste Rodin (/oʊˈɡuːst roʊˈdæn/; French: [oɡyst ʁɔdɛ̃]), was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to Born this day in 1840: Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor and illustrator. His first publicly-presented sculpture, "The Man with the Broken Nose," was submitted in 1864 to the Paris Salon. The subject was an elderly neighborhood street porter. The Salon
"12.11.2016 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org B. R. Vijayalakshmi - Wikipedia B. R. Vijayalakshmi is an Indian cinematographer. She started her career as an assistant to cinematographer Ashok Kumar and made her feature film debut in 1985 through the Tamil film Chinna Veedu. Known for being Asia's first woman cinematographer, B. R. Vijayalakshmi, who has worked in 22 feature films, is Asia's first woman cinematographer. Her first major film credit was for Chinna Veedu, in 1985, which was also the Tamil debut for Kalpana, the movie's lead actress.
"11.11.2016 23:36:01" en.wikipedia.org John Straffen - Wikipedia John Thomas Straffen (27 February 1930 – 19 November 2007) was a British serial killer who was the longest-serving prisoner in British legal history. Straffen killed two young girls in the summer of 1951. He was found to be unfit to plead and committed to John Straffen, a triple murderer who escaped from a psychiatric hospital, served 55 years in prison after narrowly escaping a death sentence. He became the longest-serving prisoner in British history.
"11.11.2016 19:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Robot Building - Wikipedia The Robot Building, located in the Sathorn business district of Bangkok, Thailand, houses United Overseas Bank's Bangkok headquarters. It was designed for the Bank of Asia by Sumet Jumsai to reflect the computerization of banking; its architecture is a The United Overseas Bank's 20-story Bangkok headquarters is shaped like a robot. Sumet Jumsai, the Thai architect who designed the Robot Building, had been asked to design a building that reflected the modernization and computerization of banking and
"11.11.2016 17:25:58" Timeline Photos Chomp chomp! Is this a lightning bolt or Tyrannosaurus rex? Weather photo taken at Blue Mesa in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park in the USA by Hallie Larsen, U.S. National Park Service. Did you know? On Earth, the lightning frequency is
"11.11.2016 16:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Wikipedia The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a 2-acre (8,000 m²) national memorial in Washington, DC. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those On this day in 1993: A sculpture honoring women's military service in the Vietnam War was dedicated in Washington, D.C. #veteransday
"11.11.2016 13:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Bambolinetta - Wikipedia Bambolinetta lignitifila is a fossil species of waterfowl from the Late Miocene of Italy, now classified as the sole member of the genus Bambolinetta. First described in 1884 as a typical dabbling duck, it was not revisited until 2014, when a study showed Bambolinetta, a waterfoul from the Late Miocene of Italy, was probably the only duck species to propel itself underwater with its wings, like a penguin.
"11.11.2016 10:13:01" en.wikipedia.org Confidence trick - Wikipedia A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confidence tricks exploit Fortune telling fraud is a confidence trick that involves persuading victims that they suffer from a curse. Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty, honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naïveté
"11.11.2016 07:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Stolen Generations - Wikipedia The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen Children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under On this day in 1869: The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act was enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen
"11.11.2016 04:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Gunnar Nordström - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gunnar Nordström (12 March 1881 – 24 December 1923) was a Finnish theoretical physicist best remembered for his theory of gravitation, which was an early competitor of general relativity. Nordström is often designated by modern writers as The Einstein of Physicist Gunnar Nordström's tendency to bathe in radioactive sauna water is a likely cause of his early death in 1923. At the time, it was widely believed that radioactivity was beneficial to one's health.
"11.11.2016 02:12:38" en.wikipedia.org Leonard Cohen - Wikipedia Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Wikipedians are updating the article on Canadian singer songwriter Leonard Cohen, who has died at 82.
"10.11.2016 23:04:00" en.wikipedia.org SS Edmund Fitzgerald - Wikipedia SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she On this day in 1975: The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior, minutes after its captain had radioed that "we are holding our own."
"10.11.2016 19:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Reticulated giraffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The reticulated giraffe (Giraffa reticulata), also known as the Somali giraffe, is a species of giraffe native to Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya. There are approximately 8,660 individuals living in the wild. The extraordinary height of giraffes is attributed to a ritual known as "necking", where two males fight for reproduction rights by slamming their necks into one another. The giraffes with the tallest and strongest necks are victorious and allowed to
"10.11.2016 15:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Windows 1.0 - Wikipedia Windows 1.0 is a graphical personal computer operating environment developed by Microsoft. Microsoft had worked with Apple Computer to develop applications for Apple's January 1984 original Macintosh, the first mass-produced personal computer with a On this day in 1983: Bill Gates presented Microsoft Windows 1.0 to the public. It ran on 2 floppy disks and 192 KB of RAM. Deemphasizing multitasking, Microsoft stated that Windows' purpose, unlike that of IBM's TopView, was to "turn the computer into a
"10.11.2016 13:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Winston Churchill (novelist) - Wikipedia Winston Churchill (November 10, 1871 – March 12, 1947) was an American best selling novelist of the early 20th century. Born this day: Winston Churchill, one of America's best-selling writers of the time. He is nowadays overshadowed, even as a writer, by the very much more famous British statesman of the same name, with whom he was acquainted, but not related. Their lives
"10.11.2016 09:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Axolotl - Wikipedia The axolotl (/ˈæksəlɒtəl/, from Classical Nahuatl: āxōlōtl [aː.ˈʃóː.loːtɬ]) also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander. Although the axolotl is The axolotl, a species of endangered salamander, is used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate. It axolotl does not heal by scarring and is capable of the regeneration of entire lost appendages in a period of months, and,
"10.11.2016 07:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Hope Diamond - Wikipedia The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. Its much-admired rare blue color is due to trace amounts of boron atoms. Weighing 45.52 carats, its exceptional size has revealed new On this day in 1958: The renowned (and purportedly cursed) Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian by diamond merchant Harry Winston. Believed by some to have caused the deaths of multiple owners, the 45.52 carat gem was last reported to be insured
"10.11.2016 04:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Olive - Wikipedia The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning "european olive", is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Asia as far east as China, An olive tree on the island of Brijuni, Istria in Croatia, has a radiocarbon dating age of about 1,600 years. It still gives fruit (about 30 kg or 66 lb per year), which is made into top quality olive oil.
"09.11.2016 23:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Christina, Queen of Sweden - Wikipedia Christina (18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689) reigned as Queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King Gustav II Adolph and his wife Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg. Christina, Queen of Sweden, is remembered as one of the most educated women of the 1600s. Intelligent, fickle and moody, she openly rejected the sexual role of a woman and focused instead on matters of religion, philosophy, mathematics and alchemy. The
"09.11.2016 19:45:52" en.wikipedia.org Donald Trump - Wikipedia Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television producer, and the President-elect of the United States, scheduled to take office as the 45th president under the 20th amendment on January 20, 2017. Wikipedians are updating the article on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, which has more than 700 cited references.
"09.11.2016 19:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Philippine hanging parrot - Wikipedia The Philippine hanging parrot (Loriculus philippensis) is also widely known as the colasisi taken from its local Tagalog name, "kulasisi". It is a small parrot species of the family Psittaculidae. Hanging parrots are unique among birds for their ability to sleep upside down.
"09.11.2016 16:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Hedy Lamarr - Wikipedia Hedy Lamarr (/ˈhɛdi/; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000)[a] was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. Born this day in 1914: Hedy Lamarr, the Austrian-American actress and inventor whose designs paved the way for modern spread-spectrum communication technology, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.
"09.11.2016 13:46:21" en.wikipedia.org United States presidential election, 2016 timeline - Wikipedia The following is a timeline of major events leading up, during, and after the United States presidential election of 2016. The election is the 58th quadrennial United States presidential election and will be held on November 8, 2016. The presidential A timeline of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Other races:
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"09.11.2016 13:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Rolling Stone - Wikipedia Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. On this day in 1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published with a cover price of 35¢ (equivalent to $2.49 today). The magazine's title is a reference to the 1950 Muddy Waters song, "Rollin' Stone", the rock and roll band The Rolling
"09.11.2016 10:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Carl Sagan - Wikipedia Carl Edward Sagan (/ˈseɪɡən/; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. Born this day in 1934: Carl Sagan, American astronomer best known for his research on extraterrestrial life. Sagan played an integral role in popularizing the study of sciences; he narrated and co-wrote Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. It is the most widely
"09.11.2016 07:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Giles Gilbert Scott - Wikipedia Sir Giles Gilbert Scott OM RA (9 November 1880 – 8 February 1960) was an English architect known for his work on such structures as Liverpool Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge and Battersea Power Station and designing the iconic red telephone box. Scott came Born this day in 1880: Giles Gilbert Scott, the English architect who designed dozens of England's landmarks, including the iconic red telephone boxes. He was noted for his blending of Gothic tradition with modernism, making what might otherwise have been
"09.11.2016 04:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Ship's cat - Wikipedia The ship's cat has been a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships, and dates back to ancient times. Cats have been carried on ships for many reasons, the most important being to catch mice and rats. These rodents aboard a ship can A list of famous seafaring cats:
"09.11.2016 02:56:00" 100 years of U.S. presidential elections in under a minute Watch 100 years of U.S. presidential elections in under a minute. And watch the 2016 map get filled in by Wikipedians -- and without ads -- here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016
"08.11.2016 22:52:00" blog.wikimedia.org The early vitriolic political campaigns of Richard Nixon, as chronicled by Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog In 1946, Nixon ran for the House of Representatives; four years later, he ran for the Senate. Both campaigns were “characterized by accusations and name-calling,” as the latter's Wikipedia article puts it. Richard Nixon is known for his presidency and downfall, but it was his early campaigns that defined his political style and image.
"08.11.2016 19:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Bram Stoker - Wikipedia Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Born this day in 1847: Bram Stoker, creator of "Count Dracula."
"08.11.2016 16:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Flyting - Wikipedia I will no longer keep it secret:
it was with thy sister
thou hadst such a son
hardly worse than thyself. From the 5th to 16th centuries, some battles were precluded by a ritual exchange of insults known as Flyting. The exchanges would become extremely provocative, often involving accusations of cowardice or sexual perversion. While Flyting died out in
"08.11.2016 12:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Darleane C. Hoffman - Wikipedia Darleane C. Hoffman (born November 8, 1926) is an American nuclear chemist who was among the researchers who confirmed the existence of Seaborgium, element 106. She is a faculty senior scientist in the Nuclear Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley Born this day in 1926: American nuclear chemist Darleane C. Hoffman, who co-discovered the element Seaborgium.
"08.11.2016 09:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Larry Donovan (bridge jumper) - Wikipedia Lawrence "Larry"M. Donovan, born Lawrence Degnan or possibly Duignan (1862 – August 7, 1888) was a newspaper typesetter who became famous for leaping from various high bridges, first around the northeastern United States, and later in After he died, daredevil Larry Donovan's mother said, "I told him that jumping off bridges was a poor way of earning a living."
"08.11.2016 07:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Alan Hale (astronomer) - Wikipedia Alan Hale (born March 7, 1958) is an American professional astronomer, best known for his co-discovery of Comet Hale–Bopp along with amateur astronomer Thomas Bopp. Alan Hale, who discovered Comet Hale–Bopp, said that he "predicted" its appearance would trigger suicides—and it turned out, he was right.
"08.11.2016 06:10:06" media.giphy.com www.giphy.com Wikipedia is a wealth of information on the movies, from classics such as Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid," to small masterpieces of world cinema. A Wikipedian tells us two of her favorite movies. What are yours?
"08.11.2016 03:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Cortana (software) - Wikipedia Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1 (where it now supersedes Bing Mobile),Microsoft Band, Xbox One,iOS and Android. The personal assistant software Cortana correctly predicted the winners of the first 14 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup knockout stage. This streak topped "Paul the Octopus," who correctly predicted all 7 of Germany's 2010 FIFA World Cup matches as
"08.11.2016 00:34:03" 100 years of U.S. presidential elections in under a minute From how the U.S. Electoral College works to elections around the world to political history, Wikipedia is a vast resource of ad-free information. Check out our guide to using Wikipedia for politics here:
"07.11.2016 23:03:00" For freedom of information: Allan Aguilar “In a democracy we vote to elect a president, but we do it privately. No one knows who I voted for,” says Allan Aguilar, a Wikipedia editor, citizen journalist, and researcher from Costa Rica.
"07.11.2016 19:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Magic Johnson - Wikipedia Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high On this day in 1991: American basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had been infected with HIV and retired from the NBA. Johnson's HIV announcement became a major news story in the United States, and in 2004 was named as ESPN's seventh-most
"07.11.2016 16:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Brecon Castle - Wikipedia Brecon Castle (Welsh: Castell Aberhonddu) is a castle in the town of Brecon, Wales. It was built by the Norman Lord Bernard de Neufmarché in 1093, and was frequently assaulted by the Welsh in 13th and 15th centuries. The castle's ownership changed Brecon Castle was attacked by the Welsh six times in 58 years. By the end of the Georgian era in the early 1800s, the castle had become mere ruins. It was eventually renovated into a hotel, which still operates to this day.
"07.11.2016 14:02:00" 100 years of U.S. presidential elections in under a minute Watch 100 years of U.S. presidential elections in under a minute with public domain maps from Wikimedia Commons. More on the Electoral College here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)
"07.11.2016 13:40:51" Timeline Photos This gorgeous photo of a misty mountain and clear lake in Slovenia was taken by Aleš Krivec and licensed CC0 via Wikimedia Commons. See it here: http://buff.ly/23STZ9h
"07.11.2016 12:09:00" commons.wikimedia.org Category:Museum of Modern Art (New York City) - Wikimedia Commons On this day in 1929: MoMA The Museum of Modern Art opened to the public for the first time in New York City. See images of its many exhibits throughout history on Wikimedia Commons.
"07.11.2016 08:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Marie Curie - Wikipedia Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊri, kjʊˈriː/;French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska [ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska], was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering Born this day in 1867: Polish chemist and physicist Marie Curie, who developed (and coined) the theory of radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in
"07.11.2016 06:06:00" en.wikipedia.org C. V. Raman - Wikipedia Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist born in the former Madras Province in India, who carried out ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering, which earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Born this day in 1888: Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, an Indian physicist who carried out ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering, which earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics. He discovered that when light traverses a transparent
"07.11.2016 04:12:00" en.wikipedia.org The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Wikipedia The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, music, book, and lyrics by O'Brien. The On its release, Rocky Horror Picture Show was pulled from nine cities including New York City due to small audiences. It became a cult phenomenon and still plays in theaters, 41 years later.
"07.11.2016 01:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Electoral College (United States) - Wikipedia The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. Citizens of the United States do not directly elect the president or the vice president; instead they choose "electors", Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, two architects of the Electoral College of the United States, were so upset by how it evolved they sought a Constitutional amendment to stop it. Here is a detailed explanation of the body that actually elects the
"06.11.2016 22:51:00" blog.wikimedia.org Pokémon Go is Wikipedia's most-popular article, with traffic up over 10,000 percent – Wikimedia Blog News on Wikipedia, Wikipedia Pokémon Go is Wikipedia's most-popular article, with traffic up over 10,000 percent By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation July 14th, 2016 Millions of readers are flocking to Wikipedia, looking to learn more about the new game, Remember when Pokemon Go was a big deal, with even its Wikipedia article getting 10,000% more hits than normal?
"06.11.2016 18:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Down Among the Dead Men (song) - Wikipedia The song begins with a toast to "the King" and continues with obeisances to the god Bacchus which become increasingly less subtle descriptions of the benefits of alcohol in procuring opportunities for sexual intercourse. The title of the 17th-century English song "Down Among the Dead Men" is a reference to drunken unconsciousness. The lyrics to the song have been most widely attributed to John Dyer.
"06.11.2016 13:46:19" en.wikipedia.org About Wikipedia Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on a model of openly editable content. Please do us a favor and share this post. There are still some people who don't know about Wikipedia, despite its 29 million registered users and 374 million unique visitors monthly (as of September 2015). Many others don't understand that its 41 million
"06.11.2016 13:13:00" en.wikipedia.org Adolphe Sax - Wikipedia Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (6 November 1814 – c. 7 February 1894) was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in 1846. He played the flute and clarinet, and his other inventions are the saxotromba, saxhorn and saxtuba. Born this day in 1814: Adolphe Sax, Belgian instrument designer. Sax invented the saxophone in 1846, as well as a range of other less popular instruments, such as the saxhorn, saxotromba, and saxtuba. Despite his myriad skills and successes, he died in
"06.11.2016 08:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. On this day in 1913: Mohandas Gandhi was arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
"06.11.2016 06:45:00" en.wikipedia.org India–Pakistan cricket rivalry - Wikipedia The India–Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intense sports rivalries in the world. An India-Pakistan cricket match has been estimated to attract up to one billion viewers, according to TV ratings firms and various other reports. The 2011 Cricket World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan attracted around 988 million television viewers.
"06.11.2016 02:52:00" blog.wikimedia.org Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record – Wikimedia Blog Affiliates, Edit-a-thons, GLAM, Wikipedia Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 72 hours long, is recognized with a Guinness World Record By Andrés Cruz y Corro, Museo Soumaya María Fernanda López, Museo Soumaya July 22nd, 2016 Wikimedia Mexico and Museo Soumaya Mexico still has the Guinness World Record for the longest edit-a-thon.
"05.11.2016 21:55:00" en.wikipedia.org List of deep fried foods - Wikipedia This is a list of deep fried foods and dishes. Deep frying is a cooking method in which food is submerged in hot fat e.g. oil. This is normally performed with a deep fryer or chip pan; industrially, a pressure fryer or vacuum fryer may be used. Deep Deep-fried foods have been described as "a staple of almost all street cuisines on all continents." A list of the world's deep-fried dishes:
"05.11.2016 19:33:53" en.wikipedia.org Guy Fawkes Night - Wikipedia Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Guy Fawkes Night is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had
"05.11.2016 15:48:00" store.wikimedia.org store.wikimedia.org The Wikipedia Globe hoodie is scientifically proven to raise your IQ just by wearing it! 
"05.11.2016 12:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Sidney Reilly - Wikipedia Sidney George Reilly (c. 1873 – c. 1925), commonly known as the so-called 'Ace of Spies', was a secret agent of the British Secret Service Bureau, the precursor to the modern British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6/SIS). On this day in 1925: Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, was executed by Soviet secret police. He is alleged to have spied for at least four different powers.
"05.11.2016 06:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Guy Fawkes - Wikipedia Guy Fawkes (/ˈɡaɪ ˈfɔːks/; 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606),[a] also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. On this day in 1605: Guy Fawkes was arrested for his role in the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to assassinate the Protestant King James and replace him with his daughter, Princess Elizabeth. Underneath Parliament was a hidden cellar, where he stored
"05.11.2016 03:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Hygrophoropsis rufa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hygrophoropsis rufa is a species of fungus in the family Hygrophoropsidaceae. It is found in Europe, where it grows on woodchips or near conifer stumps. The mushroom Hygrophoropsis rufa was reported to smell like a photocopier.
"04.11.2016 22:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Michiyo Tsujimura - Wikipedia Michiyo Tsujimura (辻村みちよ?, 17 September 1888 – 1 June 1969) was a Japanese agricultural scientist and biochemist whose research focused on the components of green tea. She was the first woman in Japan to receive a doctoral degree in agriculture. Michiyo Tsujimura's discovery of vitamin C in green tea contributed to an increase in American tea exports.
"04.11.2016 18:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Superb fairywren - Wikipedia The superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as the superb blue-wren or colloquially as the blue wren, is a passerine bird of the family Maluridae, common and familiar across southeastern Australia. The species is sedentary and territorial, also Male superb fairy-wrens pluck yellow petals and present them to females as part of an elaborate courtship display. Males sometimes show petals to females in other territories even outside the breeding season, presumably to promote themselves.
"04.11.2016 14:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Ruth Handler - Wikipedia Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is best remembered for inventing the Barbie doll. Born this day in 1916: Ruth Handler, businesswoman and creator of the Barbie doll.
"04.11.2016 12:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Glass frog - Wikipedia The glass frogs (or glassfrogs) are frogs of the amphibian family Centrolenidae (order Anura). While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. Glass frogs are mostly green, save for the transparent skin along the lower surface of the body. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through the skin, hence the common name.
"04.11.2016 08:01:01" en.wikipedia.org Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War was a French civil war between two cadet branches of the French royal family — the House of Orleans (Armagnac faction) and the House of Burgundy (Burgundian faction) from 1407 to 1435. It occurred while France was already On this day in 1429: Joan of Arc liberated Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier in the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War.
"04.11.2016 06:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Kay Tye - Wikipedia Kay M. Tye (born c. 1981) is an American neuroscientist and assistant professor at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. Her research has focused on using optogenetics to identify connections in the brain that are involved in social Optogenetics is a biological technique that uses light to control and monitor the activities of neurons in living tissue. Over the years, optogenetics-driven research has led to insights into Parkinson's disease, autism, Schizophrenia, drug abuse, and
"04.11.2016 03:13:01" en.wikipedia.org Highway hypnosis - Wikipedia Highway hypnosis, also known as white line fever, is a mental state in which a person can drive a truck or other automobile great distances, responding to external events in the expected, safe and correct manner with no recollection of having consciously During highway hypnosis, a person can drive long distances without any recollection of how it was done. In this state, the driver's conscious mind is apparently fully focused elsewhere, with seemingly direct processing of the masses of information needed
"03.11.2016 22:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Owen and Mzee - Wikipedia Owen and Mzee are a hippopotamus and an Aldabra giant tortoise, respectively, that became the subject of media attention after forming an unusual bond of friendship. They live in Haller Park, Bamburi, Kenya. After Owen the hippopotamus was separated from his herd in Haller Park, Kenya, he met Mzee the tortoise and they became best friends.
"03.11.2016 17:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Snatiation - Wikipedia The phenomenon was first described by Ahmad Teebi and Qasem Al-Saleh in 1989. The term "SNATIATION" was coined shortly thereafter by Judith G. Hall. Patients of snatiation experience uncontrollable sneezing, often after a large meal. It is thought to be passed along genetically as an autosomal dominant trait.
"03.11.2016 15:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Hedgehog - Wikipedia A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the order Eulipotyphla. There are seventeen species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and in New Zealand by introduction. t is illegal to own a hedgehog as a pet in some US states and some Canadian municipalities, and breeding licenses are required. No such restrictions exist in most European countries with the exception of Scandinavia. In Italy, it is illegal to keep wild
"03.11.2016 12:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Laika - Wikipedia Laika (Russian: Лайка; c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow, was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet On this day in 1957: Laika the dog became the first animal to enter orbit aboard the Soviet Union's Sputnik 2.
"03.11.2016 08:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Godzilla - Wikipedia Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira?) (/ɡɒdˈzɪlə/; [ɡoꜜdʑiɽa] ( listen)) is a fictional giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan. It first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla. On this day in 1954: The first Godzilla film is released, marking the first appearance of the character of the same name. In 1996, the fictional giant monster received the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
"03.11.2016 06:43:01" en.wikipedia.org Osamu Tezuka - Wikipedia Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫, born 手塚 治, Tezuka Osamu?, (1928-11-03)3 November 1928 – 9 February 1989) was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, film producer, medical doctor and activist. Born this day: Osamu Tezuka, the "father of manga," best known for his works "Astro Boy" and "Kimba the White Lion." His early works included manga versions of Disney movies such as "Bambi," and his animation studio serves to pioneer TV animation in
"03.11.2016 03:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Port and starboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Port and starboard are nautical terms for left and right, respectively. Port is the left-hand side of or direction from a vessel, facing forward. Starboard is the right-hand side, facing forward. Since port and starboard never change, they are unambiguous Port and starboard are nautical terms for left and right, respectively. Port is the left-hand side of or direction from a vessel, facing forward. Starboard is the right-hand side, facing forward.
"02.11.2016 22:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Hughes H-4 Hercules - Wikipedia The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"; registration NX37602) is a prototype strategic airlift flying boat designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company. Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II, it On this day in 1947: Howard Hughes performed the first (and only) flight of the "Spruce Goose" first fixed-wing aircraft. According to Hughes, who was called to testify over the use of government funds for the aircraft, the aircraft is "over five stories
"02.11.2016 20:33:00" en.wikipedia.org José Guadalupe Posada - Wikipedia Most of José Guadalupe Posada's imagery was meant to make a religious or satirical point. Since his death, however, his images have become associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the "Day of the Dead".
"02.11.2016 18:26:59" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Victoria Coleman as Chief Technology Officer – Wikimedia Blog Victoria brings more than 20 years of experience leading development and strategy for complex technologies at scale. Today, the Wikimedia Foundation announces Victoria Coleman as Chief Technology Officer. Victoria brings more than 20 years of experience leading development and strategy for complex technologies at scale.
"02.11.2016 12:24:01" en.wikipedia.org Cheerleading - Wikipedia Cheerleading /ˈtʃɪərlidɪŋ/ ranges from yelling to intense physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment, or competition based upon organized routines. On this day in 1898: Organized cheerleading started at the University of Minnesota as an all-male activity.
"02.11.2016 11:22:31" en.wikipedia.org Shah Rukh Khan - Wikipedia Shah Rukh Khan (born Shahrukh Khan; 2 November 1965), also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or "King Khan", he has appeared in more Born this day in 1965: Shah Rukh Khan, Indian film actor, producer and television personality. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world.
"02.11.2016 08:12:01" en.wikipedia.org Zhu Chenhao - Wikipedia Zhu Chenhao (朱宸濠) (died 1521) or Prince of Ning (宁王) (ruled 1499–1521) was a member of Ming Dynasty's Royal Family. He was the 5th generation descendant of Zhu Quan, the seventeenth son of Hongwu Emperor. He attempted to usurp the throne and was the Zhu Chenhao was sentenced to "death by a thousand cuts" for leading the Prince of Ning rebellion against the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde.
"02.11.2016 06:38:11" en.wikipedia.org Marie Antoinette - Wikipedia Marie Antoinette (/ˈmæriˌæntwəˈnɛt/, /ˌɑ̃ːntwə-/, /ˌɑ̃ːtwə-/, US /məˈriː-/;French: [maʁi ɑ̃twanɛt]; born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), was the last Queen of France prior to the French Revolution. She was born an Born this day in 1755: Marie Antoinette, Austrian-French queen consort of Louis XVI of France. During the Revolution, she became known as "Madame Déficit," as the country's financial crisis was blamed on her lavish spending and her opposition to social
"02.11.2016 05:47:20" Timeline Photos Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Photo by Reforma.imufomot in public domain via
"02.11.2016 03:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Ruth Belville - Wikipedia Elizabeth Ruth Naomi Belville (5 March 1854 – 7 December 1943), also known as the Greenwich Time Lady, was a businesswoman from London. She, her mother Maria Elizabeth, and her father John Henry, sold people the time. This was done by setting a watch to Ruth Belville and her parents made a business out of "selling the time," traveling throughout the country to properly set clocks for clients.
"01.11.2016 22:15:01" en.wikipedia.org Aquarium - Wikipedia An aquarium (plural: aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which water-dwelling plants or animals are kept and displayed. As of 1996 in the United States, aquarium keeping is the second-most popular hobby after stamp collecting. The hobby has the strongest following in Europe, Asia, and North America.
"01.11.2016 18:06:01" en.wikipedia.org Tortoise - Wikipedia Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ᵻz/) are a family, Testudinidae, of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected The oldest tortoise ever recorded, and one of the oldest individual animals ever recorded, was Tu'i Malila, which was presented to the Tongan royal family shortly after its birth in 1777 and lived to be 188 years old. The record for the longest-lived
"01.11.2016 15:29:00" en.wikipedia.org White House - Wikipedia The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. This day in 1800: John Adams became the first President of the U.S. to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House). President Thomas Jefferson, who moved in after Adams, said that the house was "big enough for two emperors, one pope, and
"01.11.2016 13:50:58" Timeline Photos The features that became Niagara Falls, which straddle the international border between Canada and the United States, were created by the Wisconsin glaciation about 10,000 years ago. The same forces also created the North American Great Lakes and the
"01.11.2016 12:08:01" en.wikipedia.org Anna Bågenholm - Wikipedia Anna Elisabeth Johansson Bågenholm (born 1970) is a Swedish radiologist from Vänersborg, who survived after a skiing accident in 1999 left her trapped under a layer of ice for 80 minutes in freezing water. When Anna Bågenholm was trapped in a frozen river for 80 minutes, her body temperature decreased to 13.7 °C (56.7 °F) — the lowest survived body temperature ever recorded in a human.
"01.11.2016 08:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Kaleidoscope - Wikipedia A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument, typically a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other end creates a colorful pattern, due to Together with his mentor and neighbor Meegan Bundries, inventor Sir Eoin Cussen conducted experiments on light polarization to invent the kaleidoscope around 1815. His initial design was a tube with pairs of mirrors at one end, pairs of translucent disks
"01.11.2016 06:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Seabiscuit - Wikipedia Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933 – May 17, 1947) was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. A small horse, Seabiscuit had an inauspicious start to his racing career, but became an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope to many Americans during On this day in 1938: Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in an upset victory in the horse racing "match of the century." Seabiscuit was the butt of stable jokes before Tom Smith's unorthodox training methods gradually shaped him into an unlikely champion.
"01.11.2016 02:36:00" en.wikipedia.org List of pumpkin varieties grown in the United States - Wikipedia This is a list of some of the pumpkin varieties most commonly grown in the United States. PMR indicates powdery mildew resistance. Specimens of the Big Max "pumpkin" have been grown as large as 300 pounds. A list of pumpkin varieties:
"31.10.2016 23:31:09" Timeline Photos "Boar Lane" by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons. See more great artworks and photos on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wikipedia/
"31.10.2016 21:55:01" en.wikipedia.org Les Cocker (footballer, born 1924) - Wikipedia Les Cocker (13 March 1924 – 4 October 1979) was an English professional football player and coach. As a player, Cocker played as a striker for Stockport County and Accrington Stanley, making nearly 300 appearances in the Football League. After retiring as Les Cocker, a coach with the victorious England team at the 1966 World Cup, received a winner's medal in June 2009, nearly 30 years after his death, following a campaign launched by his family.
"31.10.2016 19:56:34" Wikipedia on Pinterest See Wikipedia on Pinterest – public domain images and GIFs of women's history, beautiful math, Halloween, trees of the world, vintage bicycles, pictures from space and more. https://www.pinterest.com/wikipedia/
"31.10.2016 18:01:38" Wikimedia at Work Happy Halloween from the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other projects. Ed Sanders, senior software engineer at the Foundation, turned a pumpkin into our puzzle globe aglow. See how he did it here: Happy Halloween!
"31.10.2016 12:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Creature from the Haunted Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Creature from the Haunted Sea is a 1961 horror comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a parody of spy, gangster, and monster movies (mostly The Creature from the Black Lagoon), concerning a secret agent, XK150 Creature from the Haunted Sea was shot in five days. The screenwriter was paid $1,500 (USD) and extras were paid a dollar an hour. The creature was made from "a wetsuit, some moss, lots of Brillo pads. ... Tennis balls for the eyes, Ping-Pong balls for
"31.10.2016 02:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Gold wreaths from Thrace - Wikipedia The gold wreaths from Thrace are jewellery wreaths found in inner Thrace, which is within present day Bulgaria. The gold wreaths were found in the mounds and tombs of aristocrats at various locations in Thrace that have been dated to a period from the This elaborate golden wreath was found in 2005 in the tomb of a Thracian ruler in Southeastern Bulgaria. It dates all the way back to the mid-4th century BC.
"30.10.2016 22:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Jack Parsons (rocket engineer) - Wikipedia John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons;[nb 1] October 2, 1914 – June 17, 1952), better known as Jack Parsons, was an American rocket engineer and rocket propulsion researcher, chemist, and Thelemite occultist. Associated with the California A fascinating featured article today tells the story of Jack Parsons, a pioneering rocket scientist, accused spy, devoted occultist, and performer of sexual rituals who died at 37 in a suspicious explosion in his own lab.
"30.10.2016 21:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Haskell canoe - Wikipedia The Haskell canoe was a boat built by the Haskell Boat Company in Ludington, Michigan. It was made with a single sheet of three-ply lightweight waterproof plywood. Peak production of the canoe occurred during the 1920s. Henry L. Haskell invented a waterproof glue that was used in the construction of a plywood referred to as haskelite. This one-piece Haskell canoe was made from plywood glued together with slaughterhouse blood.
"30.10.2016 15:45:11" Photos from Wikipedia's post Happy Diwali to all our friends celebrating in India and all over the world!
"30.10.2016 15:09:15" Hello from San Francisco, California, in the USA! Where in the world are you?
"30.10.2016 12:10:00" en.wikipedia.org The Rumble in the Jungle - Wikipedia The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974 (at 4:00 am). On this day in 1974: The "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali won by KO in the eighth round, regaining the title of World Heavyweight Champion and causing Foreman´s first
"30.10.2016 06:34:01" en.wikipedia.org List of most disliked YouTube videos - Wikipedia This list of most disliked YouTube videos contains the top 40 videos with the most dislikes of all time, as derived from YouTube charts. A list of YouTube's most disliked videos:
"30.10.2016 03:35:00" blog.wikimedia.org In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year – Wikimedia Blog Photo contests, Picture of the Year, Wikimedia Commons In worldwide vote, Wikimedia users select extraordinary picture of the year By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation June 10th, 2016 1,322 pictures. 56 finalists. One winner. The vote for Wikimedia Commons' #ICYMI: Wikimedia users selected an "extraordinary" picture of the year.
"29.10.2016 22:41:51" Timeline Photos Last of the horse-drawn streetcars of New York, 1917. New York Times photo in public domain on Wikimedia Commons. See more beautiful public domain photos and artwork by following us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wikipedia/
"29.10.2016 22:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Seema Malaka - Wikipedia Seema Malaka (Sinhalese: සීමා මාලකය) is a Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is mainly used for meditation and rest, rather than for worship. Situated in the Beira Lake, the temple was originally constructed in the late 19th century. Seema This 19th-century temple built atop a platform on Beira Lake slowly sank into the water until it was reconstructed in 1979.
"29.10.2016 18:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Cheetah - Wikipedia The cheetah (pronounced /ˈtʃiːtə/) (Acinonyx jubatus), also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. Every cheetah has a unique pattern of spots in its coat.
"29.10.2016 15:19:00" blog.wikimedia.org Building a more inclusive movement at WikiConference North America 2016 – Wikimedia Blog Held earlier this month in San Diego, WikiConference North America took a proactive approach to inclusivity, featuring dozens of talks on how Wikipedians can improve and uplift the movement as well as the community. In less than a year, one Wikipedian-in-residence trained 30 librarians and over 250 students to edit Wikipedia.
"29.10.2016 14:23:42" Timeline Photos On this day in 1969: UCLA student programmer Charley Kline sent the first message from one computer to another, recorded in the log pictured here. The message was intended to be the word "login," but the ARPANET connection crashed in the middle, and the
"29.10.2016 11:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Sleepify - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sleepify was an album by the funk band Vulfpeck. The release did not contain any audible music, and consisted solely of ten, roughly 30-second-long tracks of silence; the album was made available on the music streaming service Spotify, where the band To fund a concert tour, Vulfpeck raised $20,000 by releasing a completely silent album.
"29.10.2016 03:31:01" en.wikipedia.org Ganga Bruta - Wikipedia Ganga Bruta (literally translated as "Brutal Gang"; also known as Rough Diamond) is a 1933 Brazilian drama film directed by Humberto Mauro. The 1933 film Ganga Bruta was "Humberto Mauro's best film", but was also called "the worst film of all time."
"28.10.2016 22:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Vantablack - Wikipedia Vantablack is a substance made of carbon nanotubes and is the blackest substance known, absorbing up to 99.965% of radiation in the visible spectrum. Exclusive rights of Vantablack for artistic use have recently been given to the artist Anish Kapoor. Vantablack, the world's blackest known substance, absorbs up to 99.965% of radiation.
"28.10.2016 18:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Astronomical Society of New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Astronomical Society of New South Wales (ASNSW) is an amateur astronomy club in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Three members of the Astronomical Society of New South Wales discovered over 500 comets, asteroids, and novae.
"28.10.2016 15:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Bill Gates - Wikipedia William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. Born this day 1955: Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft. In 1994 he founded a charity dedicated to "tackling the global problems that are ignored by governments." He and his wife Melinda would help it to become the world's wealthiest charitable foundation,
"28.10.2016 11:55:01" en.wikipedia.org Robert Liston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Liston (28 October 1794 – 7 December 1847) was a pioneering Scottish surgeon. Liston was noted for his skill in an era prior to anaesthetics, when speed made a difference in terms of pain and survival. Born this day in 1794: Scottish surgeon Robert Liston, made famous by his swift amputations at a time when lack of speed meant certain death for patients. Liston once amputated a patient's leg so quickly, he accidentally sliced off the fingers of his
"28.10.2016 06:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky) - Wikipedia The Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, written between February and the end of August 1893. The composer entitled the work "The Passionate Symphony", employing a Russian word, Патетическая On this day in 1893: Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky premiered Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, his final completed work, just nine days before his death.
"28.10.2016 03:51:00" en.wikipedia.org A Voice in the Dark (comics) - Wikipedia A Voice in the Dark (originally titled Dark Zoey) is an ongoing comic book series that is written, drawn, toned, and lettered by Larime Taylor. It was first launched in November 2013 by Taylor, who funded the series via a successful Kickstarter Larime Taylor draws the comic book series "A Voice in the Dark" with just his mouth, a brush, and a Wacom Cintiq tablet. His wife Sylv, who is legally blind, serves as the colorist for the individual issues and volume covers.
"27.10.2016 21:47:00" en.wikipedia.org List of longest-living organisms - Wikipedia This is a list of the longest-living organisms that is, the individuals (in some instances, clones) of a species. This may be, for a given species The oldest living organism is a tree with roots over 80,000 years old. A list of the longest-living organisms:
"27.10.2016 19:58:13" Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Wikipedia is the No. 5 website in the world by visitors, according to new Alexa rankings. http://www.alexa.com/topsites
"27.10.2016 18:15:01" en.wikipedia.org Kauaʻi ʻōʻō - Wikipedia The Kauaʻi ʻōʻō or ʻōʻōʻāʻā (Moho braccatus) is a member of the extinct genus of the ʻōʻōs (Moho) within the extinct family Mohoidae from the islands of Hawai'i. It was previously regarded as member of the Australo-Pacific honeyeaters (Meliphagidae). Before the last male Kauaʻi ʻōʻō died in 1987, it was recorded singing a mating call to a female that would never come.
"27.10.2016 15:38:21" en.wikipedia.org Sylvia Plath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sylvia Plath (/plæθ/; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was one of the most renowned and influential poets, novelists, and short story writers of the 20th century. Born in Boston, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Born this day: American writer Sylvia Plath, the "patron saint of self-dramatization," whose lifelong depression fueled her confessional poetry and advanced the genre. In 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for her collected poems.
"27.10.2016 14:54:44" www.washingtonpost.com The most challenging job of the 2016 race: Editing the candidates' Wikipedia pages From selecting pictures to verifying sources, every fact about a candidate is nitpicked to perfection by a small army of volunteer editors The Washington Post credits volunteer Wikipedia editors with performing the toughest job of the 2016 U.S. Election: "Wikipedia editors, many of whom are unpaid and live across the globe, take it upon themselves to manage every word, link and image
"27.10.2016 10:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Edith Haisman - Wikipedia Edith Haisman (27 October 1896 – 20 January 1997) was one of the last remaining and oldest survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912. She was the last survivor born in the 19th century, although seven younger survivors outlived her. Born this day in 1896: Edith Haisman, one of the last survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
"27.10.2016 06:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Rachel Chalkowski - Wikipedia Rachel Chalkowski (Hebrew: רחל שלקובסקי; born 1939) is an Israeli midwife and a gemach organiser. Widely known as Bambi,she is a Haredi Jew and is married to Rabbi Moshe Chalkowski, founding principal of Neve Yerushalayim College for Women. She worked In Rachel "Bambi" Chalkowski's 43-year career as a midwife, she delivered over 35,000 babies. She founded a charitable foundation in 1973 to help impoverished Haredi families.
"27.10.2016 04:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Joe Medicine Crow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph "Joe" Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016) was an author and historian of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his Born this day in 1913: Joe Medicine Crow, the last war chief of the Crow Tribe. In World War II he stole fifty horses from a battalion of German SS-officers, singing a traditional Crow honor song as he rode off.
"27.10.2016 03:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Lemon Drop - Wikipedia A Lemon Drop is a vodka-based cocktail that has a lemony, sweet and sour flavor, prepared using lemon juice, triple sec and simple syrup. It has been described as a variant of, or as "a take on", the Vodka Martini. The Lemon Drop cocktail was invented in the 1970s at Henry Africa's, a fern bar in San Francisco, California.
"26.10.2016 23:29:43" en.wikipedia.org Patriot Act - Wikipedia The PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. With its ten-letter abbreviation (USA PATRIOT) expanded, the full title is "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools On this day in 2001: The United States passed The Patriot Act in an effort to bolster national security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Wikipedia article on the law cites 240 references, and you can read the entire law on Wikisource here:
"26.10.2016 22:13:28" en.wikipedia.org Baby Fae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Stephanie Fae Beauclair (October 14, 1984 – November 15, 1984), better known as Baby Fae, was an American infant born in 1984 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She became the first infant subject of a xenotransplant procedure and first successful On this day in 1984: "Baby Fae" received a heart transplant from a baboon, sparking wide ethical and legal debate.
"26.10.2016 18:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Marringarr language - Wikipedia The language has been spoken in the Northern Territory, Wadeye, along Timor Sea, a coast south from Moyle River estuary to Port Keats, southwest of Darwin. Of the Australian Aboriginal language of Magati Ke, only three native speakers remain.
"26.10.2016 14:50:01" en.wikipedia.org Sabrina Sidney - Wikipedia Sabrina Bicknell (1757 – 8 September 1843), better known as Sabrina Sidney, was a British foundling girl taken in when she was 12 by author Thomas Day, who wanted to mould her into his perfect wife. Day had been struggling to find a wife who would share The article for Sabrina Sidney, a foundling girl adopted by Thomas Day with the intention of creating the perfect wife for himself, has been nominated to be a featured article.
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"26.10.2016 11:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Beryl Markham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Beryl Markham (26 October 1902 – 3 August 1986) was a British-born Kenyan aviator (one of the first bush pilots), adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. Born this day: Kenyan aviator and adventurer Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly solo from east to west across the Atlantic.
"26.10.2016 06:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Bahadur Shah I - Wikipedia Bahadur Shah (Urdu: بہادر شاه اول—Bahādur Shāh Awwal) (14 October 1643 – 27 February 1712), the seventh Mughal emperor of India, ruled from 1707 until his death in 1712. Born Mu'azzam, Shah was the third son of Aurangzeb with his Muslim Rajput wife Nawab After trying to overthrow his father twice in ten years, Bahadur Shah I resorted to being a "grudgingly obedient son."
"26.10.2016 02:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Iceberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice). Before the early 1910s there was no system in place to track icebergs to guard ships against collisions. After the April 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which killed 1,517 of its 2,223 passengers, the International Ice Patrol and other scientific bodies were
"25.10.2016 22:32:53" blog.wikimedia.org Alan Turing Legislation Followed Closely by Wikipedia Editors – Wikimedia Blog Community, Featured, News on Wikipedia Alan Turing Legislation Followed Closely by Wikipedia Editors By Samir Elsharbaty October 25th, 2016 Proposed legislation in the United Kingdom would pardon thousands of people who were convicted and cautioned under Alan Turing was a computer science pioneer who helped to win World War II with his code-breaking genius. Later he was prosecuted under the United Kingdom's anti-homosexuality laws, chemically castrated, and apparently driven to suicide. The U.K. is now
"25.10.2016 22:23:05" Timeline Photos This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is tidally distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion
"25.10.2016 18:08:11" en.wikipedia.org Horned marsupial frog - Wikipedia The horned marsupial frog (Gastrotheca cornuta), is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is an arboreal species found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and montane cloud The eggs of the horned marsupial frog are the largest to be laid by any known amphibian. The males' mating calls sound like a champagne cork being drawn.
"25.10.2016 16:15:42" www.washingtonpost.com Wikipedia is fixing one of the Internet's biggest flaws The Internet has so many cesspools, it's surprising to see what happens behind the scenes at Wikipedia. Wikipedia's volunteer editors comprise an online community that is exceptionally balanced and civil in many ways, Harvard research and the Washington Post say.
"25.10.2016 15:04:47" en.wikipedia.org Golden Door Film Festival - Wikipedia The Golden Door Film Festival is a film festival in Jersey City, New Jersey inaugurated in 2011. The four-day festival takes place in Fall, and shows features, documentaries, and shorts. The opening and closing night awards ceremony are located at the The Golden Door Film Festival Women in Film Award is named for Alice Guy-Blaché, a pioneer in the movie industry.
"25.10.2016 13:33:01" en.wikipedia.org Statue of Ebih-Il - Wikipedia The Statue of Ebih-Il is a 25th-century BC statue of the praying figure of Ebih-Il, superintendent of the ancient city-state of Mari in eastern Syria. The statue was discovered at the Temple of Ishtar in Mari during excavations directed by French The lapis lazuli inlays used in the 25th-century BC Statue of Ebih-Il, discovered in ancient Mari in Syria, were imported from as far east as Afghanistan, 3,200 km (2,000 mi) away.
"25.10.2016 09:01:01" en.wikipedia.org Category:Lists of butterflies by location - Wikipedia There are over 18,500 unique species of butterfly. Here are some of them.
"25.10.2016 06:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Terence MacSwiney - Wikipedia Terence James MacSwiney (/məkˈswiːni/; Irish: Toirdhealbhach Mac Suibhne; 28 March 1879 – 25 October 1920) was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected as Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. On this day in 1920: Irish playwright and politician Terence MacSwiney died after a hunger strike of 74 days in England's Brixton Prison. His death brought the Irish revolution to international attention. During his strike, he was famously noted for
"25.10.2016 03:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Wolves as pets and working animals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wild wolves are sometimes kept as exotic pets, and in some rarer occasions, as working animals. Although closely related to domesticated dogs, wolves do not show the same tractability as dogs in living alongside humans, and generally, much more work is When training wolves as pets, far more work is required to obtain the same degree of reliability seen in most dogs. Even then, once a certain behavior has been repeated several times, wolves may get bored and ignore subsequent commands. Wolves are most
"25.10.2016 03:09:31" Watch this cube hover and spin How do you make a cube spin in the air? Watch as Estonian scientist Maxim Bilovitskiy makes a superconductor in this video from Wikimedia Commons. See more about the video here: http://buff.ly/2dGUPC8 More on superconductors:
"24.10.2016 22:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Furry fandom - Wikipedia The furry fandom is a subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. A 2007 survey examined what it meant to be a "furry" and proposed a taxonomy to categorize their different types. The largest group — 38% of those surveyed — described their interest in furry fandom predominantly as a "route to socializing with others who
"24.10.2016 18:27:25" 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 Nevermore wonder where Edgar Allan Poe got his inspiration for the legendary poem The Raven. Charles Dickens had one of the fateful black birds, Grip, and wrote about it in a book that Poe reviewed four years before his famous poem was published. "The
"24.10.2016 15:04:01" en.wikipedia.org Even Yisrael (neighborhood) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Even Yisrael (Hebrew: אבן ישראל, Stone of Israel) is a former courtyard neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. Built in 1875, it was the sixth Jewish neighborhood to be established outside the Old City walls. It is now part of the Nachlaot neighborhood. In A three-story house in the historical neighborhood of Even Yisrael has been called "Jerusalem's first skyscraper."
"24.10.2016 14:36:44" Timeline Photos Sea otters were hunted so heavily for nature's densest fur that the global population dropped as low as 1,000. Environmental efforts have brought it back to over 100,000. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_otter Photo by David Menke, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
"24.10.2016 13:25:00" NASA's views of Earth from Space 70 years ago today, the first picture was taken of the Earth from space. Read the story and see that humble black-and-white photo here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2_No._13 Today, NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites constantly circle the globe,
"24.10.2016 09:16:00" en.wikipedia.org List of noodles - Wikipedia This is a list of notable noodles. Noodles are a type of staple food made from some type of unleavened dough which is rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes. While long, thin strips may be the most common, many varieties of noodles are cut A list of the world's best noodles:
"24.10.2016 05:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Disappearance of Joan Risch - Wikipedia Late on the afternoon of October 24, 1961, police went to a house in Lincoln, Massachusetts after neighbor reported blood leading from the house to the driveway. She had made the discovery after a young girl living in the house had returned from a After Joan Risch's apparent abduction from her home 55 years ago today, it was discovered she had borrowed books on missing-person cases from the local library.
"24.10.2016 02:55:00" en.wikipedia.org 88 modern constellations - Wikipedia In modern astronomy, the sky (celestial sphere) is divided into 88 regions called constellations, generally based on the asterisms (which are also called "constellations") of Greek and Roman mythology. Those along the ecliptic are the constellations of There's more out there than Orion's Belt. A list of current constellations:
"23.10.2016 22:00:00" en.wikipedia.org Six-banded armadillo - Wikipedia The six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus), also known as the yellow armadillo, is an armadillo found in South America. The sole member of its genus, it was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The six-banded armadillo is In South America, it is considered taboo to consume the meat of a six-banded armadillo.
"23.10.2016 18:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Bare-tailed woolly opossum - Wikipedia The bare-tailed woolly opossum (Caluromys philander) is an opossum from South America. It was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The bare-tailed woolly opossum is characterized by a gray head, brown to gray coat, orange to gray The activity of the bare-tailed woolly opossum is influenced by moonlight; while activity in males dropped from new moon to full moon (that is, with increasing exposure to moonlight), activity in females remained largely unaffected.
"23.10.2016 17:21:00" blog.wikimedia.org A passion for hurricanes and video games inspires quality content on Wikipedia: Brenden Moses – Wikimedia Blog Community, Interview, Profiles, WikiProject A passion for hurricanes and video games inspires quality content on Wikipedia: Brenden Moses By Samir Elsharbaty October 23rd, 2016 Brenden Moses joined Wikipedia at a very young age. In the past nine years, he Starting in seventh grade, this volunteer editor has chased storms and excellence on Wikipedia.
"23.10.2016 16:17:00" Photos from Wikipedia's post These three images are in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons. Two of them are paintings. One is a photo. Can you tell which is which?
"23.10.2016 14:35:00" instagram.com Follow Wikipedia on Instagram The best photos and GIFs from Wikimedia Commons, and all in the public domain. History, nature, science, the arts, and surprises. Instagram users: Discover the treasures of Wikimedia Commons' 36 million media files. Follow us on Instagram to see public domain photos so amazing, we don't even need the filters.
"23.10.2016 12:30:00" en.wikipedia.org "Weird Al" Yankovic - Wikipedia Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (/ˈjæŋkəvɪk/ YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his Born this day in 1959: "Weird Al" Yankovic, who recorded his first comic parody of a popular song in a restroom of his college's radio station. He has recorded 150 more and sold 12 million albums.
"23.10.2016 09:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Cairanoolithus - Wikipedia Cairanoolithus is an oogenus of dinosaur egg which is found in Southwestern Europe. The eggs are large (15–19 centimetres or 5.9–7.5 inches in diameter) and spherical. Their outer surface is either smooth, or covered with a subdued pattern of ridges Cairanoolithus, a dinosaur egg measuring up to 19 cm, is too large to have been laid by the ornithopod Rhabdodon. Since embryos are unknown in cairanoolithid eggs, the identity of their parent is uncertain.
"23.10.2016 05:08:00" en.wikipedia.org List of martini variations - Wikipedia Sometimes the term "martini" is used to refer to other mostly-hard-liquor cocktails such as Manhattan (cocktail), Cosmopolitan (cocktail), and ad hoc or local concoctions whose only commonality with the drink is the cocktail glass in which they are Bottoms up! A list of variations of the martini:
"23.10.2016 03:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Black-sided hawkfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The black-sided hawkfish, freckled hawkfish or Forster's hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri), is a species of hawkfish from the Indo-Pacific. The largest female black-sided hawkfish in a harem changes sex if the male dies.
"23.10.2016 02:49:18" en.wikipedia.org Chicago Cubs - Wikipedia The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located The Chicago Cubs are going to baseball's World Series for the first time since 1945. Read about the history, the Curse of the Billy Goat, and why Chicago is celebrating tonight.
"22.10.2016 22:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Quinsachata (Canchis) - Wikipedia Quinsachata, Kimsachata or Kimsa Chata (Aymara and Quechua kimsa three,Pukina chata mountain, "three mountains", hispanicized spelling Quinsachata) is a volcano in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the Cusco Region, Canchis Province. Sicuani lies about The Kimsachata volcano is the northernmost active volcano in Peru. Its Oroscocha dome last erupted around 4450 BCE.
"22.10.2016 19:56:40" Timeline Photos There is an entire category of purple sunsets on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Purple_sunsets This photo of a sunset over the Red Rocks area of Arizona, USA, is by Harvey Stearns in the public domain on Wikimedia
"22.10.2016 18:11:01" en.wikipedia.org McGruff the Crime Dog - Wikipedia McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic animated dog created by Dancer Fitzgerald Sample through the Ad Council and later the National Crime Prevention Council to increase crime awareness and personal safety in the United States. A year after McGruff the Crime Dog asked people to lock their doors, dog ownership in the United States had increased, but the number of people locking their doors did not.
"22.10.2016 13:28:01" en.wikipedia.org Grand Theft Auto III - Wikipedia Grand Theft Auto III is an open world action-adventure video game developed by DMA Design and published by Rockstar Games. On this day in 2001: Grand Theft Auto III was released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.
"22.10.2016 09:23:01" en.wikipedia.org Women's suffrage - Wikipedia Women's suffrage (also known as female suffrage, woman suffrage or woman's right to vote) is the right of women to vote in elections. Limited voting rights were gained by women in Finland, Iceland, Sweden and some Australian colonies and western U.S. On this day in 1945: Women were permitted to vote in France, beginning with the parliamentary elections.
"22.10.2016 06:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Pretty Boy Floyd - Wikipedia Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd (February 3, 1904 – October 22, 1934) was an American bank robber. He operated in the Midwest and West South Central States, and his criminal exploits gained widespread press coverage in the 1930s. On this day in 1934: Bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd, referred to by locals of Oklahoma as "Robin Hood of the Cookson Hills," was shot down in the streets. Law enforcement, locals, and the FBI told very different stories explaining how the shooting took
"22.10.2016 03:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Animal trial - Wikipedia In legal history, an animal trial was the criminal trial of a non-human animal. Such trials are recorded as having taken place in Europe from the thirteenth century until the eighteenth. Until the 18th century, animals could face criminal charges across many parts of Europe. The earliest extant record of an animal trial is the execution of a pig in 1266. Human witnesses were often heard and routinely provided with lawyers. If convicted,
"21.10.2016 22:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Alan Turing Law - Wikipedia The Sexual Offences (Pardons Etc.) Bill 2016-17, known informally as the "Alan Turing Law", is a Private Member's Bill by John Nicolson MP, intended to retroactively pardon men who had been cautioned or convicted under historical legislation that outlawed The British government announced that it would support an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill to provide a posthumous pardon for the dead men who were convicted of homosexual acts.
"21.10.2016 20:54:02" en.wikipedia.org October 2016 Dyn cyberattack - Wikipedia On October 21, 2016 multiple cyberattacks targeting networks operated by DNS provider Dyn made major Internet platforms and services unavailable to large swaths of users in Europe and North America. Did you have trouble connecting online today? Wikipedians are updating an article on DDOS attacks that made internet platforms and services unavailable.
"21.10.2016 18:22:01" en.wikipedia.org Camel wrestling - Wikipedia Camel wrestling (Turkish deve güreşi) is a sport in which two male Tülü camels wrestle, typically in response to a female camel in heat being led before them. It is most common in the Aegean region of Turkey, but is also practiced in other parts of the As of 2011, there are an estimated 2,000 wrestling camels in Turkey, bred specially for competitions. Professional wrestling camels are often named after politicians and world leaders. The wrestling events are also accompanied by beauty contests between
"21.10.2016 15:14:58" en.wikipedia.org Emergency ascent - Wikipedia An emergency ascent is an ascent to the surface by a diver in an emergency. More specifically it refers to any of several procedures for getting to the surface in the event of an out-of-air emergency, generally while scuba diving. How underwater divers resurface in case of an emergency.
"21.10.2016 12:34:12" en.wikipedia.org List of dragons in mythology and folklore - Wikipedia Dragons are popular fixtures in folklore and myths around the world. A list of mythological dragons:
"21.10.2016 08:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Thomas Edison - Wikipedia Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, On this day in 1879: Thomas Edison invented the first commercially practical incandescent light bulb. Months later during his first public demonstration of the bulb, he said, "We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles."
"21.10.2016 06:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Vietnam War - Wikipedia Anti-war protests ended with the final withdrawal of troops after the Paris Peace Accords were signed in 1973. South Vietnam was left to defend itself alone when the fighting resumed. On this day in 1967: Hundreds of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protestors gathered simultaneously in Japan, Europe, and the United States.
"21.10.2016 02:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Extreme ironing - Wikipedia Extreme ironing (also called EI) is an extreme sport and a performance art in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, extreme ironing is "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt." Some locations where such performances have taken place include a
"20.10.2016 22:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Sedlec Ossuary - Wikipedia The Sedlec Ossuary (Czech: Kostnice v Sedlci) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. It is one of twelve World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. The Sedlec Ossuary, one of the Czech Republic's twelve World Heritage Sites, houses a chandelier and a coat of arms, each made entirely out of human bones. It is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people.
"20.10.2016 17:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Lake Chaubunagungamaug - Wikipedia Lake Chaubunagungamaug, also known as Webster Lake, is a lake in the town of Webster, Massachusetts, United States. It is located near the Connecticut border and has a surface area of 1,442 acres (5.84 km2). Since 1921, the lake has also been known by a At 45 letters and fourteen syllables, Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is the longest known place name in the United States. The lake's name comes from Nipmuc, an Algonquian language, and is often said to mean, "Fishing
"20.10.2016 15:41:01" en.wikipedia.org Great Barrier Reef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The Great Barrier Reef's estimated age is between 6,000 to 8,000 years old. The remains of a similar ancient barrier reef can be found in The Kimberley, Western Australia. This month, the magazine "Outside" published an obituary for the reef; the article
"20.10.2016 11:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Computer keyboard - Wikipedia In computing, a computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as a mechanical lever or electronic switch. Some keyboards were found to contain five times more potentially harmful germs than a toilet seat.
"20.10.2016 08:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Jomo Kenyatta - Wikipedia Jomo Kenyatta (English pronunciation: /ˈdʒoʊmoʊ kɛnˈjɑːtə/) (c. 1891 – 22 August 1978) was a Kenyan politician and the first President of Kenya. Kenyatta was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978. (Most likely) born this day in 1891: First President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta, whose face adorned almost all Kenyan currency until the enactment of the 2010 constitution.
"20.10.2016 06:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Calico Jack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John "Jack" Rackham (26 December 1682 – 18 November 1720), commonly known as Calico Jack, was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas and in Cuba during the early 18th century. On this day in 1720: Caribbean pirate Calico Jack was captured by the Royal Navy. He is perhaps best known for his design of the Jolly Roger "skulls with crossed swords" flag, and for having two female crew members: Mary Read and Anne Bonny.
"20.10.2016 03:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Three Days Before the Shooting... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Three Days Before the Shooting... is the title of the edited manuscript of Ralph Ellison's never-finished second novel. It was co-edited by John F. Callahan, the executor of Ellison's literary estate, and Adam Bradley, a professor of English at the Ralph Ellison's award-winning first novel, "Invisible Man," sold so well that royalty checks provided financial security for the rest of Ellison's life. Now financially secure and one of the most respected writers in the United States, he then spent 42
"20.10.2016 01:23:39" en.wikipedia.org United States presidential election debates, 2016 The 2016 United States presidential election debates are a series of debates being held for the 2016 U.S. presidential general election. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a bipartisan organization formed in 1987, organizes debates among the Here is the 2016 US presidential debates article with polling, wrap-ups, 100 sources and (of course) no ads.
"19.10.2016 23:09:25" store.wikimedia.org Wikipedia language water bottle Whether you're sitting down for an editing session, cycling at the park or heading off to work, show off your 'Wiki' pride with these water bottles. Front of bo Hydration and citation needed! Get YOUR Wikipedia water bottle from our online store. (Great place to find gifts for the Wikipedian on your shopping list.)
"19.10.2016 22:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Stegosaurus - Wikipedia Stegosaurus (/ˌstɛɡəˈsɔːrəs/) is a genus of armored dinosaur. Their fossil bones have been found in rocks dated to the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian ages), between 155 and 150 million years ago, in the western United States and The first stegosaurus bones recorded were discovered and collected in 1877 by paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. These first bones became the holotype of Stegosaurus armatus, which was initially believed to be an aquatic, turtle-like animal.
"19.10.2016 21:01:19" washingtonpost.com Science shows Wikipedia is the best part of the Internet Research shows the online encyclopedia has been able to avoid the echo chambers plaguing other websites. Wikipedians around the world, take a bow: "The most advanced platform to learn new information in the history of the world."
"19.10.2016 18:11:30" en.wikipedia.org Attack on the Sui-ho Dam - Wikipedia The attack on the Sui-ho Dam was the collective name for a series of mass air attacks during the Korean War on thirteen hydroelectric generating facilities by United Nations Command air forces on June 23–24 and June 26–27, 1952. The 1952 attack on the Sui-ho Dam knocked out North Korea's electricity for two weeks during the Korean War.
"19.10.2016 15:58:31" en.wikipedia.org Jojoba oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jojoba oil i/həˈhoʊbə/ is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. The oil makes up approximately 50% of the jojoba seed by Biodiesel from jojoba oil has been explored as a cheap, sustainable fuel to substitute for petroleum.
"19.10.2016 12:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Heidelberg University - Wikipedia Heidelberg University (informally Heidelberg, German: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Latin: Universitas Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis) is a public research university located in the town of Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386 On this day in 1386: Germany's oldest university, the Universität Heidelberg, held its first lecture. One of the world's oldest surviving universities, it is associated with 56 Nobel Prize laureates. In 1880 Mark Twain humorously detailed his impressions
"19.10.2016 09:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Login - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In computer security, logging in, (or logging on or signing in or signing on), is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system by identifying and authenticating themselves. The computer term "log in" comes from the chip log historically used to record distance travelled at sea, and recorded in a ship's log or log book.
"19.10.2016 06:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Hurricane Wilma - Wikipedia Hurricane Wilma was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, and was the most intense tropical cyclone recorded in the western hemisphere until Hurricane Patricia in 2015. On this day in 2005: Hurricane Wilma became the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
"19.10.2016 03:19:00" en.wikipedia.org The Thing (listening device) - Wikipedia The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or "bugs") to use passive techniques to transmit an audio signal. It was concealed inside a gift given by the Soviets to the US Ambassador to Moscow on August 4, One of the first covert listening devices was hidden inside a gift to the US Ambassador to Moscow in 1945. The "bug" was discovered accidentally by a British radio operator at the British embassy, who overheard American conversations on an open radio
"19.10.2016 02:22:02" en.wikipedia.org Witch window - Wikipedia In American vernacular architecture, a witch window (also known as a Vermont window, among other names) is a window (usually a double-hung sash window, occasionally a single-sided casement window) placed in the gable-end wall of a house and rotated A witch window is rotated approximately 1/8 of a turn (45 degrees) from the vertical, leaving it diagonal. This technique allows a builder to fit a full-sized window into the long, narrow wall space between two adjacent roof lines. Witch windows are found
"19.10.2016 00:29:17" en.wikipedia.org Cassius Marcellus Clay (politician) - Wikipedia Cassius Marcellus Clay /ˈkæʃəs ˌmɑːrˈsɛləs/ (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed the "Lion of White Hall", was a Kentucky planter and politician who worked for the abolition of slavery. Born this day in 1810: Cassius Clay, a pioneer as a land owner in the American South who crusaded against slavery. His work for abolition endangered him: He was once shot during a debate. Despite being shot in the chest, Clay threw his assailant over an
"18.10.2016 21:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Mihran Kassabian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mihran Krikor Kassabian (August 25, 1870 – July 14, 1910)[nb 1] was a physician and one of the early investigators into the medical uses of X-rays. Mihran Kassabian, a pioneer in the field of radiology, was routinely exposed to high doses of radiation while conducting his research. He kept a journal and photographed cancer-related burns to his hands, which would quickly become terminal. Kassabian
"18.10.2016 17:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Betula pubescens - Wikipedia Betula pubescens (syn. Betula alba), commonly known as downy birch and also as moor birch, white birch, European white birch or hairy birch, is a species of deciduous tree, native and abundant throughout northern Europe and northern Asia, growing farther The outer bark of a downy birch can be stripped to make canoes, vessels and roof tiles without killing the tree. In the spring, its sap can be used to make wines, ales and liqueurs. Various parts of the tree have been used in herbal medicine.
"18.10.2016 13:05:17" blog.wikimedia.org Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera – Wikimedia Blog Communications, Community, Profiles, Wikimedia Commons, Featured, Interview Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation October 18th, 2016 “I am no doubt infected by the arctis virus,” Andreas Weith Andreas Weith just "just can't resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man's influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else."
"18.10.2016 11:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Streptomycin - Wikipedia Streptomycin is an antibiotic (antimycobacterial) drug, the first of a class of drugs called aminoglycosides to be discovered, and it was the first effective treatment for tuberculosis. It is derived from the actinobacterium Streptomyces griseus. On this day in 1943: Researchers at Rutgers University isolated the world's first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis.
"18.10.2016 08:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Religious debates over the Harry Potter series - Wikipedia Religious debates over the Harry Potter series of books by J. K. Rowling are based on claims that the novels contain occult or Satanic subtexts. A number of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christians have argued against the series, as have some Shia A list or religious debates related to the Harry Potter franchise:
"18.10.2016 06:37:00" en.wikisource.org Moby-Dick - 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 1851: Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" was first published in London. Read the entire novel (all 135 chapters) on WikiSource:
"18.10.2016 02:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Earworm - Wikipedia An earworm, sometimes known as a brainworm,sticky music, or stuck song syndrome, is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person's mind after it is no longer playing. 98% of individuals experience earworms, but they tend to last longer for women and irritate them more. In 2010, published data supported earlier claims that earworms are usually 15 to 30 seconds in length.
"17.10.2016 21:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Tasmanian devil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae, now found in the wild only on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world The Tasmanian devil has suffered a more than 80% decline in its population since the mid-1990s.
"17.10.2016 17:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Mae Jemison - Wikipedia Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. Happy Birthday to physician and astronaut Mae Jemison, who became the first African-American woman in space in 1992 aboard the NASA space shuttle Endeavour.
"17.10.2016 16:26:01" en.wikipedia.org Daimler Reitwagen - Wikipedia The Daimler Petroleum Reitwagen ("riding car") or Einspur ("single track") was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885. It is widely recognized as the first motorcycle. Daimler is often called "the father of the The Daimler Petroleum Reitwagen ("riding car") or Einspur ("single track") was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885. It is widely recognized as the first motorcycle.
"17.10.2016 13:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Al Capone - Wikipedia On this day in 1931: Gangster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. It was an unusual legal tactic for federal authorities to take down a flashy bootlegger and mob boss who indulged in custom suits, cigars, gourmet food and drink, and flamboyant
"17.10.2016 08:41:00" en.wikipedia.org London Beer Flood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The London Beer Flood happened on 17 October 1814 in the parish of St. Giles, London, England. At the Meux and Company Brewery on Tottenham Court Road, a huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing This day in 1814: Eight people died in the London Beer Flood as brewery vats burst, unleashing a wave of 1.5 million liters of beer. The beer wave destroyed two houses, knocked down the wall of a pub, and rushed through a room where a wake was being held.
"17.10.2016 03:43:37" en.wikipedia.org Albert Einstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Albert Einstein (/ˈaɪnstaɪn/;German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈaɪnʃtaɪn] ( listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum This day in 1933: Albert Einstein fled Nazi Germany and moved to the United States. This was his immigration photo. On the back he stated to Immigration officers he was bound for Oxford, England. At the time, Einstein's works were targeted by the German
"17.10.2016 00:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Göreme - Wikipedia Göreme (pronounced [ˈɟøɾeme]; Ancient Greek: Κόραμα, Kòrama), located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia and has a population of around Homes and pigeon houses are carved straight into the "fairy chimney" rock formations of Göreme, a historical region of Turkey. During the Roman era, the area became home to Christians retreating from Rome, evident from many rock churches that can still be
"17.10.2016 00:19:30" Wikimedia at Work Pumpkipedia is the enlightened Halloween project of Ed Sanders, a senior software engineer for the Wikimedia Foundation who works in London. Take a look at the project and how he puzzled it out, here: http://buff.ly/2dWLhET The puzzle globe has a seasonal glow thanks to Wikimedia Foundation senior software engineer Ed Sanders, who created his masterpiece Pumpkipedia in 2013. See jobs at the Wikimedia Foundation here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us
"16.10.2016 22:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Obesity levels by nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Obesity has been observed throughout human history. Many early depictions of the human form in art and sculpture appear obese. However, it was not until the 20th century that obesity became common—so much so that in 1997 the World Health Organization The number of overweight adults in the world is estimated to be 2.1 billion, compared with 857 million in 1980. Once considered a problem only of high-income countries, obesity rates are rising worldwide.
"16.10.2016 17:09:57" blog.wikimedia.org People all over the world have yet to discover Wikipedia. We went to them to find out why. – Wikimedia Blog We went to India, Nigeria, and Mexico to reach young Wikipedia users on mobile devices and other people we are trying to serve better. Here's what we found.
"16.10.2016 14:48:00" en.wikiquote.org Oscar Wilde - Wikiquote Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish essayist, novelist, playwright and poet. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." – Oscar Wilde, born this day, 1854.
"16.10.2016 12:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Gargoyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In architecture, a gargoyle (/ˈɡɑːrɡɔɪl/) is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.
"16.10.2016 09:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Lobster - Wikipedia They have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. Highly prized as seafood, lobsters are Research suggests that lobsters may not slow down, weaken, or lose fertility with age, and that older lobsters may be more fertile than younger lobsters. They live to be as old as 70, and keep growing throughout their lives.
"16.10.2016 06:16:17" media.giphy.com gph.is This day in 1923: The Walt Disney Company was founded. Walt and Roy Disney had one, 12-minute, silent film, Alice's Wonderland, which combined human actors and animated characters. It was never released in theaters, but helped them land their first major
"16.10.2016 02:12:26" Photos from Wikipedia's post Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. However, during mating season – September and October – both sexes will call to each other. Moose are an old genus. The earliest known species lived in the Pliocene epoch,
"15.10.2016 22:59:00" 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. Approximately 20 physiological reasons for yawning have been proposed by scholars, but there is little agreement about its main functions.
"15.10.2016 20:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Supercomputer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer. Performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS). As A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer. Performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS). As
"15.10.2016 18:24:00" NASA animation of the formation of a pulsar A star in a binary star system has collapsed to a neutron star. It begins to gain material from a companion star. The infalling matter causes it to speed up and begin emitting high energy radiation, eventually forming a pulsar rotating at up to 1,000
"15.10.2016 13:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Black hole - Wikipedia 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 Black holes of stellar mass are expected to form when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has formed, it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By absorbing other stars and merging with
"15.10.2016 08:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Bird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Birds (Aves) are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton. Birds live worldwide and range in The fossil record indicates that birds are the last surviving group of dinosaurs, having evolved from feathered ancestors within the theropod group of saurischian dinosaurs. There are approximately ten thousand species, from the 5 cm (2 in) bee
"15.10.2016 04:11:22" en.wikipedia.org List of films considered the worst The films listed below have been cited by a variety of notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst films ever made. Examples of such sources include Metacritic, Roger Ebert's list of most-hated films, The Golden Turkey Awards, Some of the films considered the worst ever by a consensus of critics starred famous actors. Others were just low-budget flops.
"15.10.2016 02:07:00" en.wikipedia.org B. R. Ambedkar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against On Oct. 14, 1956: B.R. Ambedkar, a leader of India's "Untouchable" caste, publicly converted to Buddhism, becoming the leader of the Dalit Buddhist movement. He campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting
"14.10.2016 21:17:02" Timeline Photos On this day in 1964: Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.
"14.10.2016 18:22:00" en.wikipedia.org List of cheeses - Wikipedia This is a list of cheeses by place of origin. Cheese is a milk-based food that is produced in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms. Hundreds of types of cheese from various countries are produced. Cheese is an ancient food whose origins predate recorded history. A list of the world's cheeses:
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"14.10.2016 15:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Yi (dinosaur) - Wikipedia Yi is a genus of scansoriopterygid dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic of China. Its only species is known from a single fossil specimen of an adult individual found in Middle or Late Juras... The yi dinosaur's wrist bones and membrane-based planes were unique traits among all known dinosaurs.
"14.10.2016 12:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Theodore Roosevelt - Wikipedia Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ˈroʊzəvɛlt/ ROH-zə-velt;[a] October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. On this day in 1912: Former United States President Theodore Roosevelt was shot and wounded by a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carried out his scheduled public
"14.10.2016 08:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Senghenydd colliery disaster - Wikipedia The Senghenydd colliery disaster, also known as the Senghenydd explosion, occurred at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales, on 14 October 1913. On this day in 1913: The United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident claimed the lives of 439 miners.
"14.10.2016 06:17:00" en.wikipedia.org St. Peter's Basilica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), or simply St. Peter's Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is the largest Christian church in the world. Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of St. Peter, one of Christ's Apostles and also the first Pope; supposedly, St. Peter's tomb is directly below
"14.10.2016 03:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Bat-eared fox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species of fox found on the African savanna, named for its large ears which are used for thermoregulation. Fossil records show this canid to first appear during the middle Pleistocene, about 800,000 years ago. The bat-eared fox is predominantly an insectivore that uses its large ears to locate its prey.
"14.10.2016 02:38:35" en.wikipedia.org Bhumibol Adulyadej - Wikipedia Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; rtgs: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰuːmípʰon ʔàdunjádèːt] ( listen); see full title below; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016) was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX. Having Bhumibol Adulyadej reigned as the monarch of Thailand from 1946 until his death this week, making him the world's longest-serving head of state. He was also a painter, musician, photographer, author and translator.
"14.10.2016 00:42:49" Timeline Photos If you are on Instagram, you should follow us! You'll find great public domain photos from nature, science, history, and the arts. https://www.instagram.com/wikipedia/
"13.10.2016 15:51:00" blog.wikimedia.org A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog Amundsen. Scott. Shackleton. All polar explorers. All chronicled on Wikipedia. “Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people."
"13.10.2016 12:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Omnipresence - Wikipedia Omnipresence or ubiquity is the property of being present everywhere. This property is most commonly used in a religious context as an attribute of a deity or supreme being. In western theism, omnipresence is roughly described as the ability to be "present everywhere at the same time."
"13.10.2016 09:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Rinchinbal Khan - Wikipedia Rinchinbal (Mongolian: Rinčinbal, Ринчинбал; Rinchinbal from Tibetan rin chen dpal), also known by the temple name Ningzong (Emperor Ningzong of Yuan, Chinese: 元寧宗, May 1, 1326 – December 14, 1332), was a son of Kuśala who was briefly installed to the On this day in 1332: 6-year-old Rinchinbal Khan became the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty, but reigned for only 53 days.
"13.10.2016 06:14:01" en.wikipedia.org Ankara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ankara (English /ˈæŋkərə/;Turkish [ˈaŋ.ka.ɾa] ( listen)), formerly known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of the Republic of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's On this day in 1923: Ankara replaced Istanbul as Turkey's capital city.
"13.10.2016 02:58:01" en.wikipedia.org Irène Némirovsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Irène Némirovsky (French: [iʁɛn nemiʁɔfski]; 24 February 1903 – 17 August 1942) was a novelist of Ukrainian Jewish origin born in Kiev Ukraine under the Russian Empire; she lived more than half her life in France and wrote in French, but was denied French Novelist Irène Némirovsky, a novelist of Ukrainian Jewish origin, spent over half her life in France and wrote in French, but was denied French citizenship. On 13 July 1942, Némirovsky was arrested as a "stateless person of Jewish descent" and
"12.10.2016 22:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Snake eyes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In gambling in general and the game of Craps in particular, snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game and getting only one pip on each die. The gambling term "snake eyes" may date back to ancient Roman dice games, where it was referred to as a "dog throw."
"12.10.2016 18:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Bluebuck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The bluebuck (Afrikaans: blaubok pronounced /ˈblau̇ˌbäk/) or blue antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus) may be an extinct species of antelope that lived in South Africa until around 1800. It is possibly congeneric with the roan antelope and sable antelope The bluebuck was the first large African mammal historically recorded to have become extinct.
"12.10.2016 14:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Voskhod 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The original Voskhod had been designed to carry two cosmonauts, but Soviet politicians pushed the Soviet space program into squeezing three cosmonauts into Voskhod 1. On this day in 1964: The Soviet Union launched Voskhod 1, a groundbreaking spaceflight in many respects. It was the first flight to carry more than one crewman into orbit, the first flight without the use of spacesuits, and the first to carry either an
"12.10.2016 11:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Tokuzō Akiyama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Akiyama Tokuzō (秋山徳蔵?, August 30, 1888 – July 14, 1974) was a Japanese chef who served as Emperor Taishō's and later Emperor Shōwa's imperial chef. He is regarded as an influential figure in spreading French cuisine in Japan. Akiyama Tokuzō, the "Japanese Escoffier," became Master Chef of the Imperial Court of Japan at 25 years of age. He was an influential figure in spreading French cuisine in Japan.
"12.10.2016 08:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Ciampate del Diavolo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Ciampate del Diavolo (Neapolitan: "Devil's Footprints" or "Devil's Trails") is a locality near the extinct Roccamonfina volcano in northern Campania, Italy. The oldest known human footprints in continental Europe, c. 350,000 years ago, were called "devil's trails" by locals. They attributed the prints to the Devil as they regarded him as the only being capable of walking on lava without harm
"12.10.2016 06:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Eastern State Hospital (Virginia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eastern State Hospital, built in 1773 in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, was the first public facility in the present-day United States constructed solely for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. On this day in 1773: America's first insane asylum opened in Williamsburg, Virginia. Today the building operates as a museum.
"12.10.2016 02:18:00" en.wikipedia.org List of largest domes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A dome is a self-supporting structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. (This list excludes dome-shaped structures that are not self-supporting.) A list of the largest domes in history:
"11.10.2016 21:00:03" en.wikipedia.org Colonization of Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mars is the focus of much scientific study about possible human colonization. Its surface conditions and the presence of water on Mars make it arguably the most hospitable of the planets in the Solar System, other than Earth. Mars requires less energy per Migration to Mars would require complex life-support measures, though humans have already explored parts of Earth that match some of its current conditions.
"11.10.2016 20:42:15" Photos from Wikipedia's post Wikimedia Commons often holds timely treasures. On #AdaLovelaceDay, here is her 1842 diagram for the first published computer algorithm, and a portrait of her. More on Ada Lovelace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace
"11.10.2016 19:15:27" blog.wikimedia.org People all over the world have yet to discover Wikipedia. We went to them to find out why. – Wikimedia Blog In India and Nigeria, over 75% of participants said they had never heard of Wikipedia. We went to India, Nigeria, and Mexico to reach the young, mobile, and search-dependent.
"11.10.2016 16:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Schadenfreude - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Schadenfreude (/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdᵊ/; German: [ˈʃaːdn̩ˌfʁɔɪdə] ( listen); lit. 'harm-joy') is pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. Borrowed from German into English and several other languages, it is a feeling of joy that comes from seeing or hearing A study conducted in 2009 suggests that the domain of politics is prime territory for feelings of schadenfreude, especially for those who identify strongly with their political party.
"11.10.2016 15:38:34" en.wikipedia.org Ada Lovelace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her Ada Lovelace wrote the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer. #AdaLovelaceDay
"11.10.2016 14:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Peanut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peanut, also known as groundnut and goober (Arachis hypogaea), is a crop of global importance. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both smallholder and large commercial producers. It is classified as both a grain Peanuts are widely produced in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. China accounts for 37% of world production, Africa for 25%, India for 21%, the Americas for 8% and Oceania for 6% (for major producing countries see table).
"11.10.2016 11:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occurs involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of The length of a dream can vary; they may last for a few seconds, or approximately 20–30 minutes. People are more likely to remember the dream if they are awakened during the REM phase. The average person has three to five dreams per night.
"11.10.2016 08:03:44" en.wikipedia.org Great Barrier Reef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). At 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi), the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as
"11.10.2016 02:45:43" Timeline Photos Adele Astaire was her younger brother Fred's dance partner in a 27-year career in vaudeville and theater. In this 1921 photo she is 25 and he is 22. There is no known film record of Adele performing, aside from a clip lasting a few seconds.
"10.10.2016 23:16:01" en.wikipedia.org Cryonics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cryonics (from Greek κρύος 'kryos-' meaning 'cold') is the low-temperature preservation (usually at -196°C) of people who cannot be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that resuscitation and restoration to full health may be possible in the The first human being was cryopreserved in 1967. As of 2014, about 250 people were cryopreserved in the United States, with 1500 more having made arrangements for cryopreservation after their legal death.
"10.10.2016 19:00:05" media.giphy.com gph.is Born this day in 1924: Ed Wood, the legendary filmmaker whose $60,000 "Plan 9 from Outer Space" is on Wikimedia Commons and in the public domain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plan_9_from_Outer_Space_(1959).webm
"10.10.2016 18:09:08" Timeline Photos In the museums of San Diego, California, this weekend, Wikimedians from across North America are discussing inclusivity, Wikidata, education, sign language, transgender representation, libraries, and more. Learn about WikiConference North America:
"10.10.2016 15:29:01" en.wikipedia.org Triton (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune. It was discovered on October 10, 1846, by English astronomer William Lassell. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit, an orbit in the opposite direction to its On this day in 1846: English astronomer William Lassell discovered Triton, Neptune's largest moon.
"10.10.2016 13:08:45" Timeline Photos Born this day in 1917: Jazz composer and pianist Thelonious Monk, shown here at Minton's Playhouse, New York, ca. September 1947. Photograph by William P. Gottlieb in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons here: http://buff.ly/2de7vB6 #jazz
"10.10.2016 12:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Odissi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Odissi, also known as Orissi (Odia: ଓଡିଶୀ Oḍiśī), is a major ancient classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of Odisha – an eastern coastal state of India. Odissi, in its history, was performed predominantly by women, and In 1910, the British colonial government in India banned temple dancing. The classical Indian dances witnessed a period of renaissance and reconstruction after Indians gained their freedom from colonialism.
"10.10.2016 09:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Vatican City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vatican City (i/ˈvætᵻkən ˈsɪti/; Italian: Città del Vaticano [tʃitˈta ddel vatiˈkaːno]; Latin: Civitas Vaticana),[d] officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano;[e] Latin: Status Civitatis Vatican City is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population. Three-quarters of the citizens are
"10.10.2016 05:54:29" en.wikipedia.org Rekha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954), better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian film actress. Noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Hindi cinema, Rekha started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Born this day in 1954: Rekha Ganesan, better known by her stage name Rekha. The Indian film actress was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2010.
"10.10.2016 03:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Athena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Athena (/əˈθiːnə/; Attic Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnā, or Ἀθηναία, Athēnaia; Epic: Ἀθηναίη, Athēnaiē; Doric: Ἀθάνα, Athānā) or Athene (/əˈθiːniː/; Ionic: Ἀθήνη, Athēnē), often given the epithet Pallas (/ˈpæləs/; Παλλὰς), is the goddess of wisdom, courage, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, war strategy, and arts and crafts, often portrayed as an astute companion of heroes. She is frequently depicted with an "owl of Athena" perched on her hand. This pairing evolved in tandem so that even today the owl is a
"10.10.2016 00:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Sherlock Holmes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sherlock Holmes (/ˈʃɜːrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for a proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical The phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" is never uttered by Sherlock Holmes in the sixty stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
"09.10.2016 21:34:04" Timeline Photos Happy Nanotechnology Day! This image of pollen from a variety of common plants is magnified 500 times. More on nanotech: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology
"09.10.2016 17:37:00" en.wikipedia.org John Lennon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beatles (1960-70), the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With fellow member Born this day in 1940: John Lennon, co-founder of The Beatles, the most successful band in the history of pop music. Lennon's peace activism and criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by U.S. President Richard Nixon to deport him. The
"09.10.2016 11:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Malala Yousafzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Malala Yousafzai S.St (Malālah Yūsafzay: Urdu: ملالہ یوسفزئی; Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj]; born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for This day in 2012: Members of the Pakistani Taliban make a failed attempt to assassinate an outspoken schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai. Two years later, she became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history.
"09.10.2016 08:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Wuchang Uprising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Wuchang Uprising was the Chinese uprising that served as the catalyst to the Xinhai Revolution, ending the Qing Dynasty – and two millennia of imperial rule – and ushering in the Republic of China (ROC). On this day in 1911: An accidental explosion Wuhan, China led to an uprising, and ultimately the fall of the Qing Empire.
"09.10.2016 06:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Zog I of Albania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Zog I, King of the Albanians (Albanian: Nalt Madhnija e Tij Zogu I, Mbreti i Shqiptarëvet, IPA: [ˈzɔɡu]; 8 October 1895 – 9 April 1961), born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli, taking the surname Zogu in 1922, was the leader of Albania from 1922 to 1939. He Born this day in 1895: Zog I of Albania, an oppressive ruler whose reign included about 600 feuds and reputedly 55 assassination attempts.
"09.10.2016 00:23:00" Watch this cube hover and spin This is one cool science video. A superconductor or a high-temperature superconducting ceramics is an alloy of oxides of yttrium, barium and copper in proportions. Estonian scientist Maxim Bilovitskiy takes a small piece of ceramic and puts a piece of
"08.10.2016 20:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Irish Wolfhound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Irish Wolfhound is considered by the American Kennel Club to be the tallest of all dog breeds. The breed is very old; there are suggestions it may have been brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC.
"08.10.2016 19:47:02" en.wikipedia.org Pseudoscience - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pseudoscience is a term used to describe a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method.[Note 1] A field, practice, or body of knowledge can reasonably be called pseudoscientific when it is Despite failing to meet scientific standards, many pseudosciences survive. This is usually due to a persistent core of devotees who refuse to accept scientific criticism of their beliefs, or due to popular misconceptions.
"08.10.2016 14:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Don Larsen's perfect game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia On October 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. On this day in 1956: The New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in Major League Baseball's World Series history.
"08.10.2016 08:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Anathema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Anathema (from Ancient Greek: ἀνάθεμα,anatithenai, "anything dedicated"), in common usage, is something or someone that is detested or shunned. In Ancient Greek, the word "anathema" meant "offering." Its meaning evolved to "accursed" around the 6th century. Today it is commonly used to describe something detested or shunned.
"08.10.2016 04:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Websites blocked in mainland China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As of September 2015, around 3,000 websites were blocked in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) under the country's policy of Internet censorship. This is a list of the most notable such blocked websites. This page does not apply to the As of September 2015, around 3,000 websites were blocked in mainland China.
"08.10.2016 00:22:52" blog.wikimedia.org Community digest—Estonian president-elect's article now in thirty languages; news in brief – Wikimedia Blog Community, Community digest, Featured, Wikimedia Community digest—Estonian president-elect's article now in thirty languages; news in brief By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation October 7th, 2016 The value of Wikipedia in the news was proved in Estonia last How a little country – Estonia – responded to a big story with work on Wikipedia – and Wikipedia recipes for IFTTT in the new Community Digest. Wikimedia Eesti
"07.10.2016 19:13:00" en.wikipedia.org Anna Politkovskaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (Russian: А́нна Степа́новна Политко́вская; IPA: [ˈannə stʲɪˈpanəvnə pəlʲɪtˈkofskəjə]; Ukrainian: Га́нна Степа́нівна Політко́вська; née Mazepa; 30 August 1958 – 7 October 2006) was a Russian journalist, writer, and human This day in 2006: Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist, was killed in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building. She was known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and President of Russia
"07.10.2016 15:16:12" en.wikipedia.org Joanna of Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joanna of Flanders (c. 1295 – September 1374) was Duchess of Brittany by her marriage to John of Montfort. Much of her life was taken up in defence of the rights of her husband and, later, son to the dukedom, which was challenged by the House of Blois Joanna of Flanders conducted the defense of her town from the siege of Hennebont, possibly inspiring Joan of Arc.
"07.10.2016 12:39:01" en.wikipedia.org 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game was the most lopsided in the history of college football, with Georgia Tech winning 222–0. On this day in 1916: Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
"07.10.2016 09:06:45" en.wikipedia.org Juan Manuel Santos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (Spanish: [xwan maˈnwel ˈsantos kaldeˈɾon]; born 10 August 1951) is the 32nd and current President of Colombia, in office since 2010. He was Minister of Defense from 2006 to 2009. This year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate is Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia. Wikipedia editors are updating his article in 51 languages.
"07.10.2016 06:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Yo-Yo Ma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a Chinese-Americancellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of five. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University and has Born this day in 1955: Yo-Yo Ma, the world famous cellist whose primary performance instrument is a Montagnana cello built in 1733 valued at US$2.5 million.
"07.10.2016 03:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Left brain interpreter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In neuropsychology the left brain interpreter refers to the construction of explanations by the left brain in order to make sense of the world by reconciling new information with what was known before. Immature defense mechanisms like denial and projection are tied to glucose metabolization in the brain's left prefrontal cortex, while more mature defense mechanisms, such as intellectualization, reaction formation, compensation, and isolation, are
"06.10.2016 22:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Mordechai Shlomo Friedman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mordechai Shlomo Friedman (15 October 1891, Boiany, Ukraine – 2 March 1971, New York City), sometimes called Solomon Mordecai Friedman, was the Boyaner Rebbe of… Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Friedman got engaged to Chava Sara when he was 10 years old. They married eight years later.
"06.10.2016 22:08:50" en.wikipedia.org Hurricane Matthew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hurricane Matthew is an active tropical cyclone currently situated in the Caribbean Sea. The fourteenth tropical cyclone, thirteenth storm, fifth hurricane and second major hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Matthew formed from a vigorous tropical Wikipedians are updating the article on Hurricane #Matthew. At least 140 deaths have been attributed to the storm, including 136 in Haiti. It could also become the first major hurricane to strike United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
"06.10.2016 18:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Ponzi scheme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Ponzi scheme (/ˈpɒn.zi/; also a Ponzi game) is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned Operators of Ponzi schemes entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The scheme was named after Charles Ponzi, who became notorious
"06.10.2016 14:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Modesta Avila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Modesta Ávila (1867 or 1869 – September 1891) was a protestor in Orange County, California who became the county's first convicted felon and first state prisoner. Modesta Ávila of Orange County, California, was arrested in 1889 for attempting to obstruct the building of railroad tracks through her property. Her first trial ended with a 6-6 hung jury. In the week leading up to the retrial, rumors spread that Avila
"06.10.2016 08:23:01" en.wikipedia.org Latin American cinema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Latin American cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Latin America. Latin American film is both rich and diverse, but the main centers of production have been Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. In 1898 Salvador Toscano Barragán produced Mexico's first film with a plot, titled "Don Juan Tenorio." The 1950s and 1960s saw a movement towards Third Cinema, led by the Argentine filmmakers Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino.
"06.10.2016 06:02:01" en.wikipedia.org List of blues genres - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Blues can be categorized into a number of genres. There are also genres of music that are not blues but which can be described as blues-like or bluesy. What may also be called blues is the actual chord structure of a piece, which goes through a standard A list of blues (and bluesy) subgenres:
"06.10.2016 03:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Music psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Music psychology, or the psychology of music, may be regarded as a branch of both psychology and musicology. Psychoacoustics is the study of psychological and physiological responses associated with sound. It is one of several research areas focused on explaining and understanding how musical behaviors and experiences are incorporated into everyday life.
"05.10.2016 22:45:38" medium.com Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days Artist receives suggestions on social media, discovers greatness on Wikipedia, and creates a new portrait – every day Meet the artist drawing 100 great, overlooked women in 100 days and posting links to their Wikipedia articles on social media.
"05.10.2016 18:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Coquí - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Coquí is the common name for several species of small frogs in the Eleutherodactylus genus that are native to Puerto Rico. Coquí frogs were named for the very loud mating calls the males make at night. They are one of the most common frogs in Puerto Rico, with more than 16 different species found within its territory. They have also found a home in Hawaii, where they are
"05.10.2016 16:11:48" blog.wikimedia.org When the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is announced, Wikipedian editors will be there to document them Community, Featured, Wikipedia When the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is announced, Wikipedian editors will be there to document them By Liv Tørres, Nobel Peace Center Astrid Carlsen, Wikimedia Norway Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation October 5th, 2016 This In 2015, Wikipedia covered the #NobelPeacePrize laureate in 15 languages just one hour after being announced. Wikimedia Norge will be on hand this year at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo to help live-tweet and photograph the announcement.
"05.10.2016 12:02:01" en.wikipedia.org Neil deGrasse Tyson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈniːl dəˈɡræs ˈtaɪsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Happy birthday to American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was recently awarded with the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences.
"05.10.2016 08:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Hollywood Black Friday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hollywood Black Friday or "Bloody Friday" is the name given, in the history of organized labor in the United States, to October 5, 1945. This day in 1945: A six-month strike in Hollywood turned into a savage riot at the gates of Warner Brothers Studios.
"05.10.2016 06:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Pythagorean tiling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Pythagorean tiling or two squares tessellation is a tessellation of a Euclidean plane by squares of two different sizes, in which each square touches four squares of the other size on its four sides. Because of numerous proofs of the Pythagorean theorem The floor tiles in this 17th-century painting are set in Pythagorean tiling using two sizes of squares. Each square one in the design touches four squares of the other size on its four sides.
"05.10.2016 03:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Khutulun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Khutulun (c. 1260 – c. 1306), was the most famous daughter of Kaidu and a niece of Kublai Khan. Her father was most pleased by her abilities, and she accompanied him on military campaigns. Marco Polo and Rashid al-Din both wrote of her. According to 13th century legend, Mongolian princess Khutulun would only marry a man who could defeat her in wrestling. She even insisted that the men forfeit horses to her if they lost. She gained 10,000 horses defeating prospective suitors.
"04.10.2016 22:17:09" Timeline Photos This image (when viewed in full size, 1000 pixels wide) contains 1 million pixels, each of a different color. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors. See it here in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons: http://buff.ly/23Nv7Qn
"04.10.2016 22:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Love lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. The history of fixing "love padlocks" to public spaces dates back at least 100 years to World War I Serbia.
"04.10.2016 19:26:12" Timeline Photos Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Maybe that's so they won't have to share food. A typical moose, weighing 360 kg (794 lb), can eat up to 32 kg (71 lb) of food per day. More about moose: