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"25.02.2017 12:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Honey - Wikipedia Honey /ˈhʌni/ is a sugary food substance produced and stored by certain social hymenopteran insects. It is produced from the sugary secretions of plants or insects, such as floral nectar or aphid honeydew, through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and Humans apparently began hunting for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain.
"25.02.2017 07:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Calaveras Skull - Wikipedia The Calaveras Skull was a human skull found by miners in Calaveras County, California, which was purported to prove that humans, mastodons, and elephants had coexisted in California. It was later revealed to be a hoax. Coincidentally, "calaveras" is the On this day in 1866: California miners discovered the "Calaveras Skull," a set of human remains that indicated man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
"25.02.2017 03:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Fallen Astronaut - Wikipedia Fallen Astronaut is an 8.5-centimeter (3.3 in) aluminium sculpture created by Paul Van Hoeydonck. It is a small stylized figure, meant to depict an astronaut in a spacesuit, intended to commemorate the astronauts and cosmonauts who have died in the Fallen Astronaut is an aluminum sculpture meant to depict an astronaut in a spacesuit, intended to commemorate the astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the advancement of space exploration. It was placed on the Moon by the crew of Apollo 15 on August 1,
"25.02.2017 00:53:47" en.wikipedia.org Happy Planet Index - Wikipedia The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in July 2006. The index is weighted to give progressively higher scores to nations with lower ecological The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact. The highest-ranked countries are bright green; the lowest are brown. The index is weighted to give progressively higher scores to nations with lower ecological
"24.02.2017 22:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Swaminarayan Sampraday - Wikipedia Swaminarayan Sampraday (Devnagari: स्वामिनारायण सम्प्रदाय, Gujarati: સ્વામિનારાયણ સંપ્રદાય, IAST: Svāmīnārāyaṇa sampradāya), known previously as the Uddhav Sampraday, is a Hindu sect propagated by Swaminarayan (or Sahajanand Swami) (2 April 1781 – 1 The Swaminarayan Sampraday has temples on five continents. Six temples that Swaminarayan built during his lifetime are considered to be the most important within the faith. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was the first temple Swaminarayan ever constructed.
"24.02.2017 19:53:49" en.wikipedia.org Nitrogen narcosis - Wikipedia inhalation. It can occur during shallow dives, but does not usually become noticeable at depths less than 30 meters (100 ft). Nitrogen narcosis, a shift in consciousness experienced by deep divers in high-pressure water, produces a state similar to drunkenness. After descending 50–70 meters (165–230 feet), divers have reported feeling sleepy, confused, and have even experienced
"24.02.2017 16:27:04" en.wikipedia.org A Tragedy of Fashion - Wikipedia . The BBC described this debut as "a pivotal moment in the history of ballet," as it launched the careers of both Ashton and Frederick Ashton's first ballet, "A Tragedy of Fashion," was inspired by a chef who killed himself when his fish delivery was late.
"24.02.2017 13:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor - Wikipedia Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH (19 May 1879 – 2 May 1964) was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat. On this day in 1920: Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.
"24.02.2017 13:09:45" en.wikipedia.org Steve Jobs - Wikipedia ; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, inventor, and industrial designer. He was the co-founder, chairman, and Born this day in 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA: Steve Jobs, former chief executive of Apple. Did you know? Jobs was adopted at birth and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s. He briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before
"24.02.2017 09:32:45" en.wikipedia.org Queen Elizabeth's corgis - Wikipedia Pembroke Welsh Corgis are famed for being the preferred breed of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 during her reign. These dogs have been favoured by the British Royal Family for more than seventy years. Queen Elizabeth II has owned over 30 corgis since she ascended the throne in 1952.
"24.02.2017 07:41:00" en.wikipedia.org L'Orfeo - Wikipedia L'Orfeo (SV 318) (Italian pronunciation: [lorˈfɛːo]), sometimes called La favola d'Orfeo [la ˈfaːvola dorˈfɛːo], is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on On this day in 1607: "L'Orfeo" by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, premiered in the Ducal Palace at Mantua.
"24.02.2017 04:16:11" Timeline Photos When the Spanish reintroduced the horse to the Americas beginning in the late 15th century, some horses escaped and formed feral herds. Isolated populations of feral horses occur in a number of places, including barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of
"24.02.2017 03:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Green children of Woolpit - Wikipedia . The children, brother and sister, were of generally normal appearance except for the green colour of their skin. They spoke in an unknown language, and the only food they would eat was beans. Eventually they learned to eat other food and lost their The legend of the green children of Woolpit involves a brother and sister who spoke in an unknown language and would only eat beans. After the girl learned to speak English, she explained that she and her brother had come from a subterranean world
"23.02.2017 23:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Scythe - Wikipedia A scythe (/ˈsaɪð/ or /ˈsaɪθ/) is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or reaping crops. It has largely been replaced by horse-drawn and then tractor machinery, but is still used in some areas of Europe and Asia. The scythe was invented in about 500 BC. At first used mostly for mowing hay, it had replaced the sickle for reaping crops by the 16th century as the scythe was better ergonomically and consequently more efficient.
"23.02.2017 19:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Large Magellanic Cloud - Wikipedia ) lying closer to the center of the Milky Way. The LMC has a diameter of about 14,000 light-years (4.3 kpc) and a mass of approximately 10 billion Sun masses (10 On this day in 1987: Astronomers spotted Supernova 1987a, the nearest supernova in recent years, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
"23.02.2017 15:36:06" en.wikipedia.org Surströmming - Wikipedia Surströmming (pronounced [²sʉːʂʈrœmːɪŋ], Swedish for "sour herring") is fermented Baltic Sea herring that has been a part of traditional northern Swedish cuisine since at least the 16th century. Surströmming is ordinarily eaten outdoors due to its strong and sometimes overwhelming odor. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even more so than similarly fermented fish
"23.02.2017 14:58:35" en.wikipedia.org TRAPPIST-1 - Wikipedia TRAPPIST-1, also known as 2MASS J23062928-0502285, is an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light-years (12 parsecs) away in the constellation Aquarius. Astronomers have announced that the star TRAPPIST-1 an ultra-cool dwarf star located 39 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. hosts seven exoplanets (artist's impression pictured), some orbiting in its habitable zone.
"23.02.2017 11:18:00" en.wikipedia.org J'accuse… - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia On this day in 1898: Émile Zola was thrown in prison for writing "J'accuse", a letter accusing the French government of antisemitism and wrongfully imprisoning Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
"23.02.2017 07:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Charles Martin Hall - Wikipedia Alfred E. Hunt, together with Charles Hall and a group of five other individuals including his partner at the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, George Hubbard Clapp, his chief chemist, W.S. Sample, Howard Lash, head of the Carbon Steel Company, Millard On this day in 1886: Charles Martin Hall produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, after several years of intensive work alongside his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall.
"23.02.2017 03:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Bob Ross - Wikipedia Robert Norman "Bob" Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was widely known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 On "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, Ross dedicated an episode to Bill Alexander, explaining that "Bill taught me this fantastic [wet-on-wet] technique, and I feel as though he gave me a precious gift." As Ross's popularity grew their relationship
"22.02.2017 23:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Gladys Anderson Emerson - Wikipedia Gladys Ludwina Anderson Emerson (July 1, 1903 – January 18, 1984) was an American historian, biochemist and nutritionist who researched the impact of vitamins on the body. She was the first person to isolate Vitamin E in a pure form and won the The first person to isolate Vitamin E, Gladys Anderson Emerson, taught history before starting her career in biochemistry.
"22.02.2017 21:34:34" en.wikipedia.org Sophie Scholl - Wikipedia Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened
"22.02.2017 21:28:43" Timeline Photos Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica, walking along a "penguin highway", a path that joins the sea and their nesting area on a rocky outcrop. Find more work by Arturo de Frias Marques on Wikimedia Commons.
"22.02.2017 19:35:00" en.wikipedia.org The road to hell is paved with good intentions - Wikipedia The road to Hell is paved with good intentions is a proverb or aphorism. Another saying is The road to Heaven Is Knowledge of The Lord And Savior, Jesus. An alternative form is "Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works". "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." Psychological studies of the effect of intention upon task completion by professors Peter Gollwitzer, Paschal Sheeran and Sheina Orbell indicate that there is some truth in the proverb.
"22.02.2017 17:42:13" blog.wikimedia.org Node 6 at Wikimedia: Stability and substantial memory savings – Wikimedia Blog Node 6 has delivered on stability and performance, setting a new benchmark for future releases. When combined with our shared library infrastructure and deployment processes, we are in a good spot with our Node platform: it lets our engineers focus on Recently, we upgraded our infrastructure to Node.js v6. Here's how we did it, and what we learned in the process.
"22.02.2017 15:46:33" en.wikipedia.org South Orkney Islands - Wikipedia The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 604 kilometres (375 mi) north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. They have a total area of about 620 square kilometres (240 sq mi). The islands are claimed both by On this day in 1904: The United Kingdom sold a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, only to claim the islands themselves four years later. This base, renamed Orcadas in 1951, is still in operation today and is thus the oldest
"22.02.2017 11:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Moose Murders - Wikipedia Moose Murders is a play by Arthur Bicknell, self-described as a mystery farce. A notorious flop, it is now widely considered the standard of awfulness against which all Broadway failures are judged, and its name has become synonymous with those On this day in 1983: The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opened and closed on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. It is now widely considered the standard of awfulness against which all Broadway failures are judged.
"22.02.2017 07:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Adams–Onís Treaty - Wikipedia . It settled a standing border dispute between the two countries and was considered a triumph of American diplomacy. It came in the midst of increasing tensions related to Spain's territorial boundaries in North America against the United States and Great On this day in 1819: Spain sold Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars. The territory had become a burden to Spain, which could not afford to send settlers or garrisons.
"22.02.2017 04:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Argleton - Wikipedia area. As a result, Argleton also appeared in numerous listings for things such as estate and letting agents, employment agencies and weather, but although the people, businesses and services listed are all in fact real, they are actually based elsewhere The non-existent town of Argleton appeared on Google Maps for about two years before it was removed from databases.
"22.02.2017 01:32:00" en.wikipedia.org Beer chemistry - Wikipedia The main exception is that beer contains over 90% water and the mineral ions in the water (hardness) can have a significant effect upon the taste. In aerobic conditions, yeast turns sugars into pyruvate then converts pyruvate into water and carbon dioxide. This process can carbonate beers.
"21.02.2017 21:44:01" Timeline Photos Crowd surrounding a woman skating around a giant skillet with slabs of bacon tied to her feet, holding a giant wooden spatula. More bacon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon More giant objects: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Giant_objects
"21.02.2017 18:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Duct tape occlusion therapy - Wikipedia The manner in which duct tape appears to work is unclear. The tape might create a macerating and keratolytic environment, stimulating an immune response. The type of adhesive in the duct tape may also be important.Side effects are rare, although In 1978, Jerome Z Litt was the first to suggest that adhesive tape could be used to treat warts on the fingers. He claimed: "My method is safe, easy, simple painless, inexpensive, and highly effective." Clinical trials in 2012 concluded that no
"21.02.2017 15:55:01" en.wikipedia.org Instant camera - Wikipedia The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture. Polaroid Corporation pioneered (and patented) consumer friendly instant cameras and film, and were followed by On this day in 1947: In New York City, scientist Edwin Land demonstrated the first "instant camera," the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
"21.02.2017 13:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Malcolm X - Wikipedia . To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching On this day in 1965: After receiving multiple threats on his life, activist Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. All three conspirators were convicted of murder in 1966 and sentenced to life in prison. While the American media reported mixed
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"21.02.2017 09:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office - Wikipedia The Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is the title of the official resident cat of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at 10 Downing Street. Only four cats, Humphrey, Sybil, Larry and Freya have been given the title officially; other cats were There has been a resident Treasury or Downing Street cat employed as a mouser and pet since the reign of Henry VIII, when Cardinal Wolsey placed his cat by his side while acting in his judicial capacity as Lord Chancellor, an office he assumed in 1515.
"21.02.2017 07:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Peace symbols - Wikipedia A number of peace symbols have been used many ways in various cultures and contexts. The dove and olive branch was used symbolically by early Christians and then eventually became a secular peace symbol, popularized by Pablo Picasso after World War 2. In On this day in 1958: The CND symbol, also known as the peace symbol, was designed by British designer Gerald Holtom. Holtom made it for a march from Trafalgar Square to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment in Berkshire. The symbol became the badge of
"21.02.2017 06:57:57" Photos from Wikipedia's post Math can be so beautiful. See art depicting Julia sets on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Julia_sets
"21.02.2017 03:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Mimic octopus - Wikipedia species of octopus capable of impersonating other local species. They are notable for being able to change their skin color and texture in order to blend in with their environment, such as algae-encrusted rock and nearby coral through pigment sacs known The mimic octopus is unique in its ability to take the shape of various objects and animals. Many animals can imitate a different species to avoid or intimidate predators, but the mimic octopus is the only known one that can imitate as diverse a range of
"20.02.2017 23:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Caroline Mikkelsen - Wikipedia Caroline Mikkelsen (1906 – late 1990s) was born in Denmark and in 1935 was the first woman to set foot on Antarctica, although whether this was on the mainland or an island is a matter of dispute. On this day in 1935: Caroline Mikkelsen became the first woman to set foot in Antarctica. She would not publicly speak about her Antarctic voyage until sixty years after her landing in 1995, for the Norwegian newspaper "Aftenposten." A mountain on Ingrid
"20.02.2017 19:53:05" en.wikipedia.org Emergency Broadcast System - Wikipedia The Emergency Broadcast System (EBS), sometimes called the Emergency Action Notification System (EANS), is a former emergency warning system used in the United States. EBS replaced the previous CONELRAD system and was used from 1963 to 1997, at which On this day in 1971: The United States Emergency Broadcast System was accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert. Teletype operator W. S. Eberhardt "played the wrong tape" during a test, which sent a codeword-authenticated activation message
"20.02.2017 16:30:04" en.wikipedia.org Emmett Ashford - Wikipedia Emmett Littleton Ashford (November 23, 1914 – March 1, 1980), nicknamed "Ash", was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball, working in the American League from 1966 to 1970. On this day in 1952: Emmett Ashford became the first African-American umpire in organized baseball, when he was authorized to act as a substitute in the Southwestern International League. He would reach the American League's retirement age of 55 in 1969,
"20.02.2017 13:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Ansel Adams - Wikipedia Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, Born this day in 1902: American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams, whose photographs became the foremost record of what many U.S. National Parks were like before tourism. He used his works to promote the nascent environmental movement, but
"20.02.2017 10:24:00" en.wikipedia.org The Barber of Seville - Wikipedia The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione [il barˈbjɛːre di siˈviʎʎa osˈsiːa l iˈnuːtile prekautˈtsjoːne] eel bar-BYAIR-ay dee-see-VEEL-lyah) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino On this day in 1816: Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville" premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. Over two hundred years, the wildly popular work has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music. However, its first run at
"20.02.2017 07:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Peppermint - Wikipedia Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha. balsamea Willd.) is a hybrid mint: a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. It Peppermint typically occurs in moist habitats, including stream sides and drainage ditches. If placed, it can grow anywhere, with a few exceptions.
"20.02.2017 04:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Albatross - Wikipedia Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels and diving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are The albatross' specialized nostrils allow them to measure their exact airspeed in flight; they are analogous to the pitot tubes in modern aircraft. The albatross needs this accurate airspeed measurement to perform dynamic soaring.
"19.02.2017 23:58:37" en.wikipedia.org Executive Order 9066 - Wikipedia on February 19, 1942. This order authorized the Secretary of War to prescribe certain areas as military zones, clearing the way for the internment of On this day 75 years ago, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing certain areas as military zones and clearing the way for the internment of Japanese Americans, German Americans, and Italian Americans.
"19.02.2017 23:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Goblin shark - Wikipedia Odontaspis nasutus Bragança, 1904Scapanorhynchus dofleini Engelhardt, 1912Scapanorhynchus jordani Hussakof, 1909Scapanorhynchus mitsukurii White, 1937 The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is sometimes called a "living fossil."It is the only extant representative of a lineage some 125 million years old.
"19.02.2017 21:27:47" aljazeera.com Wikipedia, open-source and the truth Facts, trust and the power of open source knowledge with Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher. "Wikipedians have been working on distinguishing fact from fiction for 16 years now." – Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher on The Listening Post from Al Jazeera Channel - قناة الجزيرة.
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"19.02.2017 15:56:00" en.wikipedia.org The Feminine Mystique - Wikipedia The Feminine Mystique is a 1963 book by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States. On this day in 1963: The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakened the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
"19.02.2017 13:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Pedro Lascuráin - Wikipedia for less than one hour on February 19, 1913, the shortest presidency in the history of the world. He had earlier served as Mexico's foreign minister for two terms and was the director of a small law school in On this day in 1913: Pedro Lascuráin became President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
"19.02.2017 10:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Daniel Sickles - Wikipedia as a legal defense for the first time in United States history. This became a defense associated with 'crimes of passion' ( On this day in 1859: Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, was acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the first time this defense was successfully used in the United States.
"19.02.2017 07:55:00" en.wikipedia.org Septimius Severus - Wikipedia Septimius Severus (/səˈvɪərəs/; Latin: Lucius Septimius Severus Augustus; 11 April 145 – 4 February 211), also known as Severus, was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. Severus was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he On this day in 197 AD: Emperor Septimius Severus defeated usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
"19.02.2017 03:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Capybara - Wikipedia and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat Capybaras are semiaquatic mammals found throughout almost all countries of South America except Chile, though many escapees from captivity can also be found in similar watery habitats around the world. Sightings are fairly common in Florida, although a
"18.02.2017 23:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Southern Cross (wordless novel) - Wikipedia Southern Cross is the sole wordless novel by Canadian artist Laurence Hyde (1914–1987). Published in 1951, its 118 wood-engraved images narrate the impact of atomic testing on Pacific islanders. Hyde made the book to express his anger at the US Southern Cross is a wordless novel by Canadian artist Laurence Hyde (1914–1987). Published in 1951, its 118 wood-engraved images describe the effect of atomic testing on Pacific Islanders. Hyde made the book to express his anger at the US military's
"18.02.2017 22:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Symbolist movement in Romania - Wikipedia The Symbolist movement in Romania, active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, marked the development of Romanian culture in both literature and visual arts. Bringing the assimilation of France's Symbolism, Decadence and Parnassianism, it The Symbolist movement in Romania stood for idealism, sentimentalism or exoticism, alongside a noted interest in spirituality and esotericism, at a crossroads between local Romanticism and the emerging modernism of the fin de siècle. Despite such unifying
"18.02.2017 19:40:00" en.wikisource.org The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Wikisource, the free online library PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. On this day in 1885: Mark Twain published "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the United States. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about 20 years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often
"18.02.2017 16:42:05" en.wikipedia.org Bat as food - Wikipedia Bats are a food source for humans in the Pacific Rim and Asia, where they are sometimes known as chicken of the cave. Bats are consumed in various amounts in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, and in other Asian and Pacific Rim countries and During cooking, bats may emit strong odors reminiscent of urine. This may be reduced by cooking with added garlic, onion, chili pepper or beer.
"18.02.2017 13:37:05" en.wikipedia.org Airmail - Wikipedia , and usually cost more to send. Airmail may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by On this day in 1911: The first official airmail flight launched from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India). Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivered 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) away.
"18.02.2017 09:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Alessandro Volta - Wikipedia With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debunked the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to Born this day in 1745: Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery. He built it using copper, zinc, and a collection of empty wine goblets filled with brine.
"18.02.2017 07:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Elm Farm Ollie - Wikipedia , to St. Louis, she also became the first cow milked in flight. This was done ostensibly to allow scientists to observe midair effects on animals, as well as for publicity purposes. A St. Louis newspaper trumpeted her mission as being "to blaze a trail On this day in 1930: Elm Farm Ollie became the first ever cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft. (She was also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.)
"18.02.2017 03:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Shirley Ann Jackson - Wikipedia Shirley Ann Jackson FREng (born August 5, 1946) is an American physicist, and the eighteenth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson has aimed to preserve and strengthen the United States' capacity for innovation in science and engineering, in part by attracting women and members of under-represented groups into careers in science. She was inducted into the
"17.02.2017 23:33:17" en.wikipedia.org Cayenne pepper - Wikipedia The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice,cow-horn pepper, red hot chili pepper, aleva, bird pepper,' or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum, which is related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, Although Cayenne peppers are high in vitamin A and also contained many other essential nutrients, given the very small amount of cayenne pepper typically consumed in a serving, it makes a negligible contribution to overall dietary intake of these
"17.02.2017 19:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Watercolor painting - Wikipedia Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (Commonwealth and Ireland), also aquarelle (French loanword), a diminutive of the Latin for water, is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor Watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for manuscript illustration since at least Egyptian times but especially in the European Middle Ages. However, its continuous history as an
"17.02.2017 15:31:05" en.wikipedia.org Huey P. Newton - Wikipedia Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. He continued to pursue an education, eventually earning a Ph.D. Born this day in 1942: American activist Huey P. Newton, who co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966, a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization that challenged police brutality and segregation. #BHM
"17.02.2017 13:23:39" en.wikipedia.org Timeline of Mount Everest expeditions - Wikipedia is the world's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is situated in the Himalayan range in Tibet. On this day in 1980: Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy became the first people to ascend Mount Everest in the wintertime. This was also the first winter summit of any of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks.
"17.02.2017 09:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Rock climbing - Wikipedia of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling. Due to the length and extended endurance required and because accidents are more likely to happen on descent than ascent, Rock Climbers do not usually climb back down the Crack climbing is a type of rock climbing that ascends cracks and uses specialized climbing techniques. Climbers use special techniques to ascend the rock. Some use gloves made out of athletic tape to protect their hands.
"17.02.2017 07:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Julian calendar - Wikipedia ), by edict. It was the predominant calendar in the Roman world, most of Europe, and in European settlements in the Americas and elsewhere, until it was refined and On this day in 1753: For the first and only time in Sweden, the day after February 17th was March 1, as the country moved from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
"17.02.2017 04:14:31" en.wikipedia.org Yawn - Wikipedia A yawn is a reflex consisting of the simultaneous inhalation of air and the stretching of the eardrums, followed by an exhalation of breath. For humans, a yawn can be contagious. This phenomenon is shaped by social closeness, with closely bonded individuals showing a higher level of contagion than those of weakly bonded individuals.
"17.02.2017 01:28:01" en.wikipedia.org Deer - Wikipedia Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The two main groups are the Cervinae, including the muntjac, the fallow deer and the chital, and the Capreolinae, including the elk, reindeer (caribou), the Western roe deer, The common male first name "Oscar" is taken from the Irish Language, where it is derived from two elements: the first, os, means "deer"; the second element, cara, means "friend". The name is borne by a famous hero of Irish mythology—Oscar, grandson of
"16.02.2017 21:46:27" Wikipedia in Africa Did you know that Wikipedia is made by people like you? Meet some of Africa's most active knowledge volunteers: http://buff.ly/2kuTc0y
"16.02.2017 19:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Sankofa - Wikipedia Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "Go back and get it," and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either by a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back, or as a stylised heart shape. During a building excavation in Lower Manhattan in 1991, a cemetery for free and enslaved Africans was discovered. Of over 400 identified remains, one coffin stood out in particular. Nailed into its lid were iron tacks, 51 of which formed an enigmatic,
"16.02.2017 17:33:31" blog.wikimedia.org Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts – Wikimedia Blog Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia. In late January, an attack on a Mosque in Quebec City, Canada, killed six people. In the wake of that tragedy, Wikipedians worked to provide the best possible information to a world of readers. In the 24 hours after the attack, Wikipedians translated the
"16.02.2017 16:21:14" en.wikipedia.org Sleep (non-human) - Wikipedia refers to a behavioral and physiological state characterized by altered consciousness, reduced responsiveness to external stimuli, and homeostatic regulation. Birds, aquatic mammals, and certain species of lizards are capable of unihemispheric sleep: the ability to sleep with one cerebral hemisphere at a time, while the other hemisphere is awake. When only one hemisphere is sleeping, only the contralateral eye
"16.02.2017 13:34:32" en.wikipedia.org 9-1-1 - Wikipedia . Like other emergency numbers around the world, this number is intended for use in life-threatening emergency circumstances only, and to use it for any other purpose (such as making false or On this day in 1968: The first ever call to the United States' 9-1-1 emergency telephone system was placed Haleyville, Alabama. The representative who picked up the call reportedly answered with "Hello."
"16.02.2017 08:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Rabies - Wikipedia These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and Only five people have survived a rabies infection after showing symptoms, and this was with extensive treatment known as the Milwaukee protocol. The treatment involves putting the patient into a chemically induced coma and administering antiviral drugs.
"16.02.2017 07:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Damselfly - Wikipedia , but are smaller, have slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when at rest. An ancient group, damselflies have existed since at least the Damselflies have existed since at least the Lower Permian age, and are found on every continent except Antarctica. Their presence on a body of water indicates that it is relatively unpolluted, but their dependence on freshwater makes them vulnerable to
"16.02.2017 03:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Rabbit - Wikipedia Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits The longest-lived rabbit on record, a domesticated European rabbit living in Tasmania, died at age 18. The lifespan of wild rabbits is much shorter; the average longevity of an eastern cottontail, for instance, is less than one year.
"15.02.2017 23:42:00" en.wikipedia.org List of fault zones - Wikipedia and fault-systems that are either geologically important or connected to prominent seismic activity. It is not intended to list every notable fault, but only major fault zones. An active fault is a planar fracture that is likely to become the source of an earthquake sometime in the future. Geologists commonly consider faults to be active if there has been movement observed or evidence of seismic activity during the last 10,000
"15.02.2017 20:29:31" en.wikipedia.org Susan B. Anthony - Wikipedia (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the "The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do." – Susan B. Anthony, born this day in 1820.
"15.02.2017 19:00:07" en.wikipedia.org Planetary romance - Wikipedia story in which the bulk of the action consists of adventures on one or more exotic alien planets, characterized by distinctive physical and cultural backgrounds. Some planetary romances take place against the background of a future culture where travel "Planetary romance" is an genre extension of late 19th and early 20th century adventure novels and pulp romances to a planetary setting. The planetary romance has become a significant component of current science fiction, though few writers use the term
"15.02.2017 15:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Matt Groening - Wikipedia has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. primetime-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated series and sitcom. Born this day in 1954: American animator and screenwriter Matt Groening, who created Futurama and The Simpsons. The latter has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. primetime-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated
"15.02.2017 13:51:01" en.wikipedia.org Bruno Liljefors - Wikipedia artist, the most important and probably the most influential wildlife painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Swedish wildlife artist Bruno Liljefors amassed a collection of animals to act as his living models. In his enclosure, he kept "foxes, badgers, hares, squirrels, weasels, an eagle, eagle owl, hawk, capercaillie and black game," though he also worked from
"15.02.2017 10:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Coins of the pound sterling - Wikipedia , on 15 February 1971, the pound has been divided into 100 (new) pence. From the 16th century until decimalisation, the pound was divided into 20 On this day in 1971: On Decimal Day, British coinage became fully decimalized. Before this day, rather than dividing currency by a factor of 10, pennies were divided into 4 farthings, 20 shillings made a pound, and 12 pence made a shilling.
"15.02.2017 07:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Battle of Singapore - Wikipedia of British imperial interwar defence planning for South-East Asia as well as the South-West Pacific. The fighting in Singapore lasted from 8 to 15 February 1942 although this was preceded by two months of British resistance as Japanese forces On this day in 1942: Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrendered. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers became prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in
"15.02.2017 04:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Equestrianism - Wikipedia Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse), more often known as riding, horseback riding (American English) or horse riding (British English), refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. Though there is controversy over the exact date horses were domesticated and when they were first ridden, the best estimate is that horses first were ridden approximately 3500 BC.
"14.02.2017 23:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Pyrokinesis - Wikipedia Pyrokinesis is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to create and control fire with the mind. There is no conclusive evidence that pyrokinesis is a real phenomenon. Alleged cases are said to be hoaxes, the result of trickery. Parapsychologists describe the fictional skill of pyrokinesis as the ability to excite the atoms within an object until they generate enough energy to burst into flame. Science fiction works define pyrokinesis as speeding up the movement of molecules in
"14.02.2017 20:18:20" blog.wikimedia.org Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts – Wikimedia Blog Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. While Wikipedia editors rushed to document the tragedy on Wikipedia. Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by news of a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada. Here's a look at how Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia.
"14.02.2017 18:58:01" en.wikipedia.org Dik-dik - Wikipedia A dik-dik is the name for any of four species of small antelope in the genus Madoqua that live in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. Dik-diks stand about 30–40 centimetres (12–15.5 in) at the shoulder and can live for up to 10 years. They have an established series of runways through and around the borders of their territories, which are used when they feel threatened.
"14.02.2017 16:36:30" en.wikipedia.org Plant symbolism - Wikipedia Various folk cultures and traditions assign the symbolic meanings to plants. Although these are no longer commonly understood by populations that are increasingly divorced from their old rural traditions, some survive. In addition, these meanings are Folk cultures have historically assigned special symbolism to many plants and plant colors. The gift of a red rose symbolizes true love, a Viscaria represents faithfulness, and a Narcissus effects unrequited love. #ilovewikipedia
"14.02.2017 13:32:57" Timeline Photos Dog lover's Valentine circa 1900. A popular account of Saint Valentine of Rome says he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. During his imprisonment, Saint Valentine is said to have healed the daughter of his
"14.02.2017 11:56:00" Timeline Photos The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their
"14.02.2017 07:03:00" en.wikipedia.org History of the periodic table - Wikipedia . Elements are presented in order of increasing atomic number. The standard form of the table consists of a grid of elements, with rows called On this day in 1961: Element 103, Lawrencium, was first synthesized at the University of California. A history of the period table:
"14.02.2017 05:51:55" Timeline Photos Some art experts believe this illustration from the 1250s is the first known depiction of a heart as a symbol of romantic love. The gift does not appear to be well-received. More on the history of the heart symbol: http://buff.ly/2lKgHzw #valentines
"14.02.2017 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Sadie Hawkins dance - Wikipedia The Sadie Hawkins dance is contrary to the custom of male students typically inviting female students to school dances such as prom in the spring and Homecoming in the fall. In the United States and Canada, the Sadie Hawkins Dance is usually an informal school dance in which female students invite male students of their choosing, instead of demurely waiting for men to invite first. The event is named after a character from Al
"14.02.2017 00:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Garlic - Wikipedia Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Allium chinense. With a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use, garlic is native to the region between the Mediterranean and China, and has long been a Garlic was used as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene during World Wars I and II. Garlic and onions were once invoked as deities by the ancient Egyptians at the taking of oaths, and it has been consumed in China for thousands of years.
"13.02.2017 21:40:14" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation releases first transparency report of 2017 – Wikimedia Blog Sometimes, we get requests from private parties or governments to remove or change content or provide information on volunteers. In the second half of 2016, the Wikimedia Foundation had 187 requests to remove or alter content on Wikipedia and its sister projects. We granted zero.
"13.02.2017 19:11:33" en.wikipedia.org Common Suriname toad - Wikipedia The common Suriname toad or star-fingered toad (Pipa pipa) is a species of frog in the Pipidae family found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. In Spanish it is called aparo, The common Suriname toad is similar in appearance to a mottled brown leaf, and is almost completely flat. Its feet are broadly webbed with the front toes having small, star-like appendages. It has minute eyes, no teeth, and no tongue.
"13.02.2017 15:37:01" en.wikipedia.org Dhole - Wikipedia The dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a canid native to Central, South and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asiatic wild dog,Indian wild dog,whistling dog, red wolf (not to be confused with Canis rufus), red dog, and mountain In appearance, the dhole has been variously described as combining the physical characteristics of the grey wolf and red fox, and as being "cat-like" on account of its long backbone and slender limbs.
"13.02.2017 13:55:59" en.wikipedia.org Hubertine Auclert - Wikipedia Hubertine Auclert (April 10, 1848, Saint-Priest-en-Murat – August 4, 1914, Paris) was a leading French feminist and a campaigner for women's suffrage. On this day in 1881: Activist Hubertine Auclert published the first edition of the monthly feminist newspaper, La Citoyenne.
"13.02.2017 11:49:01" en.wikipedia.org Mel Blanc - Wikipedia Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor, actor, radio comedian, and recording artist. He began his 60-plus-year career performing in radio, but is best remembered for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Mel Blanc voiced the cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales – in fact all of the major male Warner Bros. cartoon characters
"13.02.2017 09:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Copper mining in Michigan - Wikipedia While it originated thousands of years earlier, copper mining in Michigan became an important industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its rise marked the start of copper mining as a major industry in the United States. At its peak in 1916, the Michigan copper mining industry yielded an annual 266 million pounds (121,000 metric tons) of copper.
"13.02.2017 07:43:00" en.wikipedia.org BPM 37093 - Wikipedia BPM 37093 (V886 Centauri) is a variable white dwarf star of the DAV, or ZZ Ceti, type, with a hydrogen atmosphere and an unusually high mass of approximately 1.1 times the Sun's. It is about 50 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Centaurus, and On this day in 2004: The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
"13.02.2017 04:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Devil's Footprints - Wikipedia -like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some people believed that they were the tracks of After a heavy snowfall in England, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles (60 to 160 km). The footprints became known as the "Devil's footprints" because they were allegedly made by a
"13.02.2017 01:58:21" en.wikipedia.org Online dating service - Wikipedia Users of an online dating service would usually provide personal information, to enable them to search the service provider's database for other individuals. In one study, it was found that nine out of ten participants in online dating had lied about at least one attribute.
"12.02.2017 23:11:01" en.wikipedia.org Puyi - Wikipedia Puyi (Chinese: 溥儀; 7 February 1906 – 17 October 1967), of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan, commonly known as Henry Pu Yi, was the last Emperor of China and the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing dynasty. When a child, he ruled as the Xuantong Emperor On this day in 1912: The last Emperor of China abdicated his throne, although he was to retain his imperial title and be treated by the government of the Republic with the protocol attached to a foreign monarch.
"12.02.2017 19:23:02" en.wikipedia.org Australian gold rushes - Wikipedia had been discovered. A number of gold finds occurred in Australia prior to 1851, but only the gold found from 1851 onwards created gold rushes. This is mainly because, prior to 1851, the On this day in 1851: Edward Hargraves announced that he discovered gold in New South Wales, Australia, igniting the Australian gold rushes.
"12.02.2017 16:07:01" en.wikipedia.org National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Wikipedia Its mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination." Their national initiatives included political lobbying, publicity efforts, and court On this day in 1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. In its early years, the NAACP concentrated on using the courts to overturn the Jim Crow statutes that legalized racial segregation. #BHM
"12.02.2017 13:44:24" en.wikipedia.org Valentine's Day - Wikipedia It is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any of them. Does your country celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you?
"12.02.2017 12:51:22" en.wikipedia.org Carmen Lawrence - Wikipedia Carmen Mary Lawrence (born 2 March 1948) is a retired Australian politician; a former Premier of Western Australia and the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia. On this day in 1990: Carmen Lawrence became the first female Premier in Australian history. Two significant matters which characterized Lawrence's premiership were a public demand for a strong legislative response to juvenile crime and problematic
"12.02.2017 10:30:00" en.wikipedia.org SS Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia SS Penguin was a New Zealand inter-island ferry steamer that sank off Cape Terawhiti near the entrance to Wellington Harbour in poor weather on 12 February 1909. Penguin's sinking caused the deaths of 75 people, leaving only 30 survivors. This was New On this day in 1909: New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century occurred when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sank and exploded at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
"12.02.2017 07:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Natural dye - Wikipedia Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other organic sources such as fungi and lichens. Many "natural" dyes still require the use of chemicals called mordants to bind the dye to the textile fibers; tannin from oak galls, salt, natural alum, vinegar, and ammonia from stale urine were used by early dyers.
"12.02.2017 06:42:39" en.wikipedia.org Sleep - Wikipedia Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from Some aquatic mammals can sleep with half of the brain while the other half is awake. Dolphins can swim like this.
"12.02.2017 04:18:01" en.wikipedia.org Immune system - Wikipedia The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, from viruses Foods rich in certain fatty acids may foster a healthy immune system, which provides layers of defense against infectious diseases. These foods include fish and shellfish, flaxseed, olive oil, leafy vegetables, and walnuts.
"12.02.2017 02:30:21" Timeline Photos A map showing the flags of the world, in equirectangular projection. The countries shown are the members of the United Nations. See this map in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag-map_of_the_world.svg
"12.02.2017 01:27:01" en.wikipedia.org Henry Fox Talbot - Wikipedia processes, precursors to photographic processes of the later 19th and 20th centuries. His work in the 1840s on photomechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to On this day in 1800: English photographer and politician Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the calotype. He was the holder of a controversial patent which affected the early development of commercial photography in Britain.
"11.02.2017 23:02:47" en.wikipedia.org Mary Anning - Wikipedia Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the Mary Anning was an English fossil collector and paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel. Her findings contributed to important changes in
"11.02.2017 21:29:00" blog.wikimedia.org The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero – Wikimedia Blog Read how a little gold frog is leading one of the world's great museums into a new era.
"11.02.2017 19:49:02" en.wikipedia.org Censorship - Wikipedia Censorship is the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other In 399 BC, Greek philosopher, Socrates, defied attempts by the Greek state to censor his philosophical teachings and was sentenced to death by drinking a poison, hemlock. Socrates' student, Plato, is said to have advocated censorship in his essay on The
"11.02.2017 15:45:31" en.wikipedia.org Seabed Arms Control Treaty - Wikipedia Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof On this day in 1971: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, signed the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
"11.02.2017 12:51:02" en.wikipedia.org R.U.R. - Wikipedia R.U.R. is a 1920 science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. R.U.R. stands for Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti (Rossum's Universal Robots). However, the English phrase Rossum's Universal Robots had been used as the subtitle in the Czech On this day in 1938: The world's first science fiction television program was broadcast when BBC One presented an adaptation of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., which earlier coined the term "robot."
"11.02.2017 10:47:01" en.wikipedia.org Britannicus - Wikipedia Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus (11 February AD 41 – 11 February AD 55) was the son of the Roman emperor Claudius and his third wife Valeria Messalina. He became the heir-designate of the empire at his birth, less than a month into On this day in AD 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, died under mysterious circumstances just before his 14th birthday. This cleared the way for his adopted brother Nero to become Emperor. A ruthless ruler, Nero is
"11.02.2017 07:17:02" en.wikipedia.org Thomas Edison - Wikipedia (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. Born this day in: Thomas Edison, developer of the light bulb and phonograph and considered "America's greatest inventor."
"11.02.2017 04:36:00" blog.wikimedia.org Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of harassment on Wikipedia – Wikimedia Blog Early last year, the Wikimedia Foundation kicked off a research collaboration with Jigsaw, a technology incubator for Google's parent company, Alphabet, to better understand the nature and impact of harassment on Wikipedia and explore technical solut A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia.
"11.02.2017 01:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Electroencephalography - Wikipedia , although invasive electrodes are sometimes used in specific applications. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from Electroencephalography is an uninvasive method neuroscientists employ to conduct research on mental disabilities. By recording the levels of voltage emitted by the brain over time, researchers and medical professionals can detect abnormal activity and
"10.02.2017 22:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Music recording sales certification - Wikipedia Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped or sold a certain number of copies. The threshold quantity varies by type (such as album, single, music video) and by nation or territory (see List of music On this day in 1942: Glenn Miller was awarded the first gold record celebrating 1.2 million sold copies of the single "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
"10.02.2017 20:12:47" Timeline Photos A little gold frog is helping to lead one of the world's greatest museums into a new online era. This pre-Columbian pendant of a tree frog from the 11–16th century is one of several dozen objects launching The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York's
"10.02.2017 16:33:02" en.wikipedia.org Alpheidae - Wikipedia characterized by having asymmetrical claws, the larger of which is typically capable of producing a loud snapping sound. Other common names for animals in the group are The snapping shrimp, also known as the "pistol shrimp," competes with much larger animals such as the sperm whale and beluga whale for the title of loudest animal in the sea. When in colonies, the noise it creates can interfere with sonar and underwater
"10.02.2017 12:58:32" en.wikipedia.org Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov - Wikipedia Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov was a pair of six-game chess matches between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue. The first match was played in Philadelphia in 1996 and won by Kasparov. The second was played in On this day in 1996: An IBM supercomputer named Deep Blue defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov for the first time. Kasparov won three and drew two of the following five games, defeating Deep Blue by a score of 4–2. Following an upgrade, Deep Blue
"10.02.2017 09:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Christian Dior - Wikipedia ; 21 January 1905 – 24 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called On this day in 1947: Crowds gathered at shop windows in Paris to see Christian Dior's "New Look" fashion - longer skirts, nipped-in waists and padded shoulders. Initially, women protested because his designs covered up their legs, which they had been
"10.02.2017 07:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Look Mickey - Wikipedia works, it is notable for its ironic humor and aesthetic value as well as being the first example of the artist's employment of On this day in 1962: Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened. It included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.
"10.02.2017 03:00:01" en.wikipedia.org Constitution Marsh - Wikipedia Constitution Marsh is a 270-acre (110 ha) fresh water and brackish tidal marsh located between Constitution Island and the eastern shores of the Hudson River in Garrison, New York. Together with 80 acres (32 ha) of bordering woodlands, it forms the Constitution Marsh is an Audubon Important Bird Area and has been listed as a New York State Bird Conservation Area since the early 2000s. It lives adjacent to what was once "the most cadmium polluted site in the world."
"09.02.2017 23:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Pyura chilensis - Wikipedia Pyura chilensis, called piure in Spanish, is a tunicate of the family Pyuridae. It was described in 1782 by Juan Ignacio Molina. Pyura chilensis, a marine animal that somewhat resembles a mass of organs inside a rock, is often found in dense aggregations in the intertidal and subtidal coast of Chile and Peru. It is a filter feeder that eats by sucking in seawater and filtering out
"09.02.2017 19:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Poison dart frog - Wikipedia and often have brightly colored bodies. This bright coloration is correlated with the toxicity of the species, making them Poison dart frogs are well known for their brightly colored skin. However it is their brightly colored skin that gives off the warning to predators of their toxicity.
"09.02.2017 15:59:33" en.wikipedia.org 1913 Great Meteor Procession - Wikipedia , that is to say, no point in the sky from which the meteors appeared to originate. The observations were analysed in detail, later the same year, by the astronomer On this day in 1913: A group of meteors became visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
"09.02.2017 13:51:07" en.wikipedia.org Facebook like button - Wikipedia , the Facebook like button reports to Facebook whenever a user visits a page containing a like button and uses those reports to compile records of what websites people visit. On this day in 2009, Facebook introduced the Like button.
"09.02.2017 10:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Genoa Cathedral - Wikipedia Genoa Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Genova, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Italian city of Genoa. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence (San Lorenzo), and is the seat of the Archbishop of Genoa. The cathedral was consecrated by On this day in 1941: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy was struck by a bomb, which miraculously failed to detonate. Launched accidentally by a British battleship, the bomb's relatively soft material failed to detonate. Its fuse and shell are
"09.02.2017 07:13:01" en.wikipedia.org The Beatles - Wikipedia The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, On this day in 1964: The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA, roughly 34% of the American population. According to the Nielsen rating service, it
"09.02.2017 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Fox spirit - Wikipedia The fox spirit (狐狸精) or nine-tailed fox (九尾狐), having been originated from Chinese mythology, is a common motif in the mythology of East Asian countries. Nine-tailed foxes appear in Chinese folklore, literature, and mythology, as good and bad omens, depending on the story. The motif of nine-tailed foxes from Chinese culture were eventually transmitted and introduced to Korean and Japanese culture.
"09.02.2017 01:35:01" en.wikipedia.org Cow tipping - Wikipedia The concept of cow-tipping apparently developed in the 1970s, though tales of animals that cannot rise if they fall has historical antecedents dating to the Cow tipping is an urban legend that relies on the presumption that cattle are slow-moving, dim-witted, and weak-legged, thus easily pushed over without much force. Numerous sources have questioned the practice's feasibility, since most cows weigh over
"08.02.2017 22:52:01" en.wikipedia.org X-Seed 4000 - Wikipedia The idea was initially created and developed by Peter Neville. Its proposed 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) height, 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) wide sea-base, and 800-floor capacity could accommodate 500,000 to 1,000,000 inhabitants. This structure would be composed of The tallest building ever designed was never meant to be built.
"08.02.2017 19:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Bill Finger - Wikipedia , and the co-architect of the series' development. Although Finger did not receive contemporaneous credit for his hand in the development of Batman, Kane acknowledged Finger's contributions years after Finger's death. Born this day in 1914: Bill Finger, best known as the co-creator of the DC Comics characters Batman and the Joker in the late 1930s, sharing the credit with artist Bob Kane. Kane negotiated a contract trading ownership of the character in exchange for a
"08.02.2017 16:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Orangeburg massacre - Wikipedia at a local bowling alley. Three of the protestors, African American males, were killed and twenty-seven other protesters were injured. On this day in 1968: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University, who were protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, left three dead and 27 injured. The federal government brought charges against nine state
"08.02.2017 13:01:02" en.wikipedia.org Mae Jemison - Wikipedia from 1985 until 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an Because of her love of dance, astronaut Mae Jemison brought along a poster from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on her only mission to space. "Many people do not see a connection between science and dance," says Jemison, "but I consider them both
"08.02.2017 10:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Christopher R. W. Nevinson - Wikipedia (13 August 1889 – 7 October 1946) was an English figure and landscape painter, etcher and lithographer, who was one of the most famous war artists of In 1920, the critic Charles Lewis Hind wrote of renowned war painter Christopher R.W. Nevinson that 'it is something, at the age of thirty one, to be among the most discussed, most successful, most promising, most admired and most hated British artists."
"08.02.2017 07:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Sydney Riot of 1879 - Wikipedia in the New South Wales pavilion, who had bet heavily on the home side, encouraged the riot because the tourists were in a dominant position and looked set to win. Another theory given to explain the anger was that of On this day in 1879: A riot erupted during a cricket match in Sydney, between England and New South Wales. A controversial dismissal caused an uproar among the parochial spectators, many of whom surged onto the pitch at that moment. Illegal gambling and
"08.02.2017 03:24:00" en.wikipedia.org White-browed robin-chat - Wikipedia The white-browed robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini), also known as Heuglin's robin, is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. The white-browed robin-chat, found in east, central and southern Africa, sometimes nests on occupied buildings' walls and trellises covered with climbing plants.
"07.02.2017 22:46:00" en.wikipedia.org Sarah E. Goode - Wikipedia Sarah Elisabeth Goode (1855 – April 8, 1905) was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a United States patent, which she received in 1885. To help save on space in her customers' homes, Sarah E. Goode invented a folding cabinet bed which allowed people who lived in tight housing to utilize their space efficiently. When the bed was folded up it looked like a desk, with room for storage. She
"07.02.2017 19:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Lists of landmark court decisions - Wikipedia that determine a significant new legal principle or concept, or otherwise substantially affect the interpretation of existing A list of landmark court decisions from around the world:
"07.02.2017 18:43:37" blog.wikimedia.org Algorithms and insults: Scaling up our understanding of online harassment A research collaboration with the technology incubator Jigsaw is helping us better understand and explore technical solutions to harassment on Wikipedia. To study harassment, Wikimedia Foundation researchers collected 100,000 comments from Wikipedia talk pages. Then 4,000 judges rated each comment. With Jigsaw researchers we are now using this data to build artificial-intelligence tools – good-guy robots –
"07.02.2017 16:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Nefertiti Bust - Wikipedia . Owing to the work, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. On this day in 1912: German archaeologists discovered the bust of Queen Nefertiti in what had been the sculptor Thutmose's workshop in southern Egypt, along with other unfinished busts of Nefertiti. Ludwig Borchardt, the expedition's lead archaeologist,
"07.02.2017 16:02:47" What is Creative Commons? Great art wants free licensing! Thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York for today's big news on freely licensing 375,000 works of art: http://buff.ly/2knyz4R And to Creative Commons for all you do! #metopenaccess
"07.02.2017 15:29:08" blog.wikimedia.org Met makes 375,000 images of public art freely available under CC0 And it all begins today with a tiny gold frog hopping into a new era. The The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is making 375,000 images of public art freely available under Creative Commons Zero release. And a Wikimedian in residence is helping bring them to Wikimedia Commons.
"07.02.2017 12:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Tawakkol Karman - Wikipedia Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman (Arabic: توكل عبد السلام خالد كرمان Tawakkul 'Abd us-Salām Karmān; also Romanized Tawakul,Tawakel) (born 7 February 1979) is a Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist. She leads the group Born this day in 1979: "Iron Woman" Tawakkol Karman, a journalist and human rights activists and the youngest winner (at the time) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Alongside Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and activist Leymah Gbowee, they
"07.02.2017 10:22:00" en.wikipedia.org East–West Schism - Wikipedia The East–West Schism, also called the Great Schism and the Schism of 1054, was the break of communion between what are now the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, which has lasted since the 11th century. It is not to be confused with the On this day in 1965: Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously revoked mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054. Ecclesiastical differences between the Greek East and Latin West were to blame for nearly 900 years of bad
"07.02.2017 07:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Storm of 1703 - Wikipedia was a destructive extratropical cyclone that struck central and southern England on 26 November 1703 (7 December 1703 in the On this day: The Great Storm of 1703 rocked the southern park of Great Britain. The windstorm produced gusts up to 120 mph, killing 9,000. English writer Daniel Defoe insisted it was a divine punishment for poor performance in the War of the Spanish
"07.02.2017 04:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Tuba - Wikipedia The tuba (UK /ˈtjuːbə/ or US /ˈtuːbə/; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtuːba]) is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family. In America a person who plays the tuba is known as a tubaist or tubist. In the United Kingdom a person who plays the tuba in an orchestra is known simply as a tuba player; in a brass band or military band they are known as a bass player.
"07.02.2017 01:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Android (robot) - Wikipedia An android is a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human, especially one with a body having a flesh-like resemblance. Historically, androids remained completely within the domain of science fiction where The term "android" appears in US patents as early as 1863 in reference to miniature human-like toy automatons. The word itself was coined from the Greek root ἀνδρ-, "man" and the suffix -oid, "having the form or likeness of." While it is used in reference
"06.02.2017 22:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Cozumel raccoon - Wikipedia The Cozumel raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus), also called the pygmy raccoon, is a critically endangered species of island raccoon endemic on Cozumel Island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. A large amount of research has been performed to determine whether the Cozumel raccoon, also known as pygmy raccoon, is indeed a separate species from the common raccoon. Their smaller body size, broad black throat band, golden yellow tail and reduced
"06.02.2017 19:06:00" en.wikipedia.org The House of Houdini - Wikipedia The House of Houdini is a museum and performance venue located at 11, Dísz Square, within the walls of the Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. The museum houses the only collection of original Houdini artifacts in Europe. Visitors to the collection at The House of Houdini can gain admittance only by decoding a secret message on their admission ticket. If the visitor fails to solve it, they refund the price of admission.
"06.02.2017 16:12:00" en.wikipedia.org American Colonization Society - Wikipedia The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America, commonly known as the American Colonization Society (ACS), was a group established in 1816 by Robert Finley of New Jersey which supported the migration of free African Americans to the On this day in 1820: The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society left New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia. In Liberia, the native Africans resisted the expansion of the colonists, resulting in
"06.02.2017 13:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Michael Jordan - Wikipedia . His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." On this day in 1988: Chicago Bulls basketball player Michael Jordan made his signature slam dunk from the free throw line, inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo. #BHM
"06.02.2017 11:19:00" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Collaboration and international mobility are essential to our mission of making free knowledge available to everyone, worldwide. For this reason, the Wikimedia Foundation has joined more than 90 organizations in an amicus brief supporting a legal
"06.02.2017 09:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Botticelli Inferno - Wikipedia Botticelli Inferno is a 2016 Italian-German documentary film directed by Ralph Loop. The film is part of the project Great Art Cinema and analyses one of the most mysterious works of Botticelli, the Map of Hell, which was locked for centuries in the The Map of Hell, a painting by Italian Early renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, is the subject of the 2016 documentary film Botticelli Inferno.
"06.02.2017 07:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth II - Wikipedia Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926[a]) has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her On this day in 1952: Elizabeth II became queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
"06.02.2017 06:13:02" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation joins amicus brief supporting challenge to U.S. immigration and travel restrictions The recent United States executive order will cause disruption to the global mobility and cooperation that is crucial to the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Collaboration and international mobility are essential to our mission of making free knowledge available to everyone, worldwide. For this reason, the Wikimedia Foundation has joined more than 90 organizations in an amicus brief supporting a legal
"06.02.2017 04:04:17" Timeline Photos From 4 million miles away on December 16, 1992, NASA's robot spacecraft Galileo took this picture of the Earth-moon system. Our moon is one of the largest moons in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Pluto.
"06.02.2017 03:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell - Wikipedia Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is a major in the United States Air Force, and the first female African-American fighter pilot in the history of that service. She flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and is stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is the first female African-American fighter pilot in United States Air Force history. #BHM
"05.02.2017 23:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Greenwich Time Signal - Wikipedia The Greenwich Time Signal (GTS), popularly known as the pips, is a series of six short tones broadcast at one-second intervals by many BBC Radio stations. The pips were introduced in 1924 and have been generated by the BBC since 1990 to mark the On this day in 1924: Royal Observatory Greenwich started broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal.
"05.02.2017 19:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Mary Jackson (engineer) - Wikipedia at the segregated West Area Computing division. She took advanced engineering classes and in 1958 became NASA's first black female engineer. Mary Jackson became the first black female engineer at NASA after successfully petitioning the City of Hampton, Virginia, to allow her to attend required graduate courses at a whites-only school. #BHM
"05.02.2017 15:59:00" en.wikipedia.org 1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision - Wikipedia bomber carrying the bomb. To protect the aircrew from a possible detonation in the event of a crash, the bomb was jettisoned. Following several unsuccessful searches, the bomb was presumed lost somewhere in On this day in 1958: A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb was lost by the United States Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered. If a nuclear detonation had occurred when the bomb was lost, the possible blast effects would
"05.02.2017 13:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Welcome Stranger - Wikipedia (97.14 kg). It measured 61 by 31 cm (24 by 12 in) and was discovered by prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates on 5 February 1869 at On this day in 1869: The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger," was discovered in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, weighing 3,123 oz (214.1 lbs). John Deason and a fellow prospector were paid £9,381 for the nugget, after
"05.02.2017 10:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Daisy and Violet Hilton - Wikipedia Daisy and Violet Hilton (5 February 1908 – 4 January 1969) were a pair of English conjoined twins. They were exhibited in Europe as children, and toured the United States sideshow, vaudeville and American burlesque circuits in the 1920s and 1930s. Born this day in 1908: Daisy and Violet Hilton, English conjoined twins sisters who became famous after their managers, essentially holding them captive, trained them to perform on the sideshow circuit. Suing for their freedom, they went into vaudeville
"05.02.2017 07:32:00" en.wikipedia.org 62 Pompeii earthquake - Wikipedia The 62 Pompeii earthquake occurred on 5 February 62 AD. It had an estimated magnitude of between 5 and 6 and a maximum intensity of IX or X on the Mercalli intensity scale. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were severely damaged. The earthquake may On this day in 62 AD: A magnitude 5-6 earthquake rocks the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum with a maximum intensity of IX or X, severely damaging both. The earthquake may have been a precursor to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which destroyed
"05.02.2017 06:01:05" The Super Bowl of American football is Sunday. In your opinion, is it the greatest sporting event in the world? What is?
"05.02.2017 04:23:00" blog.wikimedia.org 50 weird Super Bowl facts for 50 Super Bowls – Wikimedia blog Wikipedia is written and edited by volunteers who combine and hone a crowdsourced view off the mainstream media path; there are many odd nuggets along the way. As we head into Super Bowl 50, take a peek at a quirky factoid for each of the games below Super Bowl LI is almost here. Take a look back at 50 Super Bowls that went beyond the mainstream fare—for better or worse.
"05.02.2017 00:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Quackery involving radioactive substances - Wikipedia Quackery involving radioactive substances is quackery that improperly promotes radioactivity as a therapy for illnesses. Unlike radiotherapy, which is the scientifically sound use of radiation for the destruction of cells (usually cancer cells), quackery Radium was once an additive in products such as toothpaste, hair creams, and even food items due to its "curative powers." These products soon tanked in popularity and were banned by authorities in many countries after it was discovered they could have
"04.02.2017 22:42:29" en.wikipedia.org Facebook - Wikipedia Facebook (FB) is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College On this day in 2004: Four Harvard University students launched Facebook from their dorm room. Initially limited to Harvard students, the social network now has 1.86 billion monthly active users.
"04.02.2017 19:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Puppy Bowl - Wikipedia A total of 66 puppies played in the 2014 Puppy Bowl, television program, which is broadcast at the same time as the Super Bowl, the championship game of American football. Another 30 untrained kittens, five penguins, three trained adult cats, eight
"04.02.2017 16:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Emperor Taizu of Song - Wikipedia Emperor Taizu of Song (21 March 927 – 14 November 976), personal name Zhao Kuangyin, courtesy name Yuanlang, was the founder and first emperor of the Song dynasty in China. He reigned from 960 until his death in 976. Formerly a distinguished On this day in 960: Zhao Kuangyin was coronated as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries. During his reign, he created academies that allowed a great deal of freedom of discussion and
"04.02.2017 13:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Rosa Parks - Wikipedia Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the Born this day in 1913: Rosa Parks, who played a crucial part in raising international awareness of the plight of African Americans and the civil rights struggle.
"04.02.2017 09:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Javanese cat - Wikipedia The Javanese is a breed of domestic cat recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association as a show cat. It is an oriental-type longhair. The breed was developed in North America and its name is derived from the tradition of naming oriental-type cats after The Javanese breed of show cat is not from Java nor Indonesia. The term "Javanese cat" was coined by a Helen Smith of MerryMews Cattery circa 1950, but it is still unknown if she had ever traveled to Indonesia.
"04.02.2017 07:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Tadeusz Kościuszko - Wikipedia Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (Andrew Thaddeus Bonaventure Kościuszko;[note 1] February 4 or 12, 1746 – October 15, 1817) was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Born (around) this day in 1746: Polish-Lithuanian military engineer Tadeusz Kościuszko, who fought in the Commonwealth struggles against Russia and Prussia, and on the American side in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of President Thomas
"04.02.2017 04:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Chrysippus - Wikipedia in the Stoic school. When Cleanthes died, around 230 BC, Chrysippus became the third head of the school. A prolific writer, Chrysippus expanded the fundamental doctrines of Greek philosopher Chrysippus died from laughing at one of his own jokes.
"03.02.2017 22:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Trichoptilosis - Wikipedia Trichoptilosis (from the Greek τριχο- tricho- "hair" and the New Latin ptilosis "arrangement of feathers in definite areas" from the Greek πτίλον ptilon "feather"), schizotrichia, and informally split ends, is the splitting or fraying of the hair-shaft Despite common misconceptions, hair care products cannot actually "repair" split ends and damaged hair. They can, however, prevent damage from occurring in the first place, and they can also smooth down the cuticle in a glue-like fashion so that it
"03.02.2017 18:54:52" en.wikipedia.org Portuguese Empire - Wikipedia The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first colonial empire, spanning almost six centuries from the capture of Ceuta in 1415 to the grant of sovereignty to East Timor in On this day in 1509: At the Battle of Diu, the Portuguese navy defeated a combined fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Sultan of Gujarat, the Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Zamorin of Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa.
"03.02.2017 16:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Robert Earl Jones - Wikipedia Robert Earl Jones (February 3, 1910 – September 7, 2006) was an American actor. One of the first prominent black film stars, he was best known for his leading roles in films such as Lying Lips (1939) and later in his career for supporting roles in Born this day in 1911: Robert Earl Jones, who went from quitting school to make ends meet as a sharecropper to becoming one of the most prominent black film stars of the Harlem Renaissance. Jones acted mostly in crime movies and dramas, included the
"03.02.2017 13:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Great Moon Hoax - Wikipedia The "Great Moon Hoax" refers to a series of six articles that were published in The Sun, a New York newspaper, beginning on August 25, 1835, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon. The discoveries were falsely attributed to The Great Moon Hoax is a series of articles about two men who supposedly discovered live and civilization on the moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and winged bat-men who built temples. These discoveries were supposedly made
"03.02.2017 10:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Ntozake Shange - Wikipedia Ntozake Shange (/ˈɛntoʊˌzɑːki ˈʃɑːŋˌɡeɪ/ EN-to-ZAH-kee SHAHNG-gay; born October 18, 1948) is an American playwright, and poet. As a self-proclaimed black feminist, she addresses issues relating to race and feminism in much of her work. In 1975, playwright Ntozake Shange produced her first and most famous work, "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf," a 20-part choreopoem chronicling the lives of women of color in the United States. In 2010, choreopoem
"03.02.2017 07:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Codex Sinaiticus - Wikipedia Codex Sinaiticus (Modern Greek: Σιναϊτικός Κώδικας, Hebrew: קודקס סינאיטיקוס; Shelfmarks and references: London, Brit. Libr., Additional Manuscripts 43725; Gregory-Aland nº א [Aleph] or 01, [Soden δ 2]) or "Sinai Bible" is one of the four great uncial On this day in 1859: An explorer in Egypt discovered the Codex Sinaiticus, a 4th-century parchment containing one of the best Greek texts of the Bible's New Testament. Until its discovery, the Codex Vaticanus was unrivaled. It is still considered a
"03.02.2017 04:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Blue-winged parrot - Wikipedia – the males have more blue on the wings and a two-toned blue frontal band on the head, while females are duller and have more green on the wings and a wingbar. Both sexes have predominantly olive-green plumage. Predominantly a feeder on the ground, the The blue-winged parrot is one of three species of parrot that make regular yearly migrations over a sea or ocean. Regularly found across southeastern Australia, it is a spring visitor to King Island in the Bass Strait.
"03.02.2017 01:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Jackie Robinson - Wikipedia Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball Jackie Robinson was the first African American of the modern era to become a Major League Baseball player, ending 60 years of segregated Negro Leagues. In 1947, both Robinson in the National League and Larry Doby with the American League's Cleveland
"02.02.2017 22:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Caduceus as a symbol of medicine - Wikipedia The caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff. It is often mistakenly used as a symbol of medicine instead of the Rod of Asclepius, especially in the United States. The two-snake caduceus The modern use of the caduceus as a symbol of medicine became established in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century as a result of documented mistakes, misunderstandings and confusion. This erroneous usage was popularized largely as a
"02.02.2017 19:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Bessie Stringfield - Wikipedia was the first African-American woman to ride across the United States solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle Bessie Stringfield, the "Motorcycle Queen of Miami," became the first African-American woman to ride solo across the United States when she was 19 years old. Credited with breaking down barriers for both women and African-American motorcyclists,
"02.02.2017 13:07:00" en.wikipedia.org 1925 serum run to Nome - Wikipedia The 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, was a transport of diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled relay across the U.S. territory of Alaska by 20 mushers and about 150 sled dogs 674 miles (1,085 km) in five and a half days, saving the On this day in 1925: 20 mushers and about 150 sled dogs reached Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum that quelled a potential epidemic. Their run lasted five and a half days and 674 miles (1,085 km), inspiring the first Iditarod race and making their lead
"02.02.2017 09:45:00" en.wikipedia.org New Amsterdam - Wikipedia New Amsterdam (Dutch: Nieuw-Amsterdam) was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, which served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland. The factorij became a settlement outside of Fort On this day in 1653: New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) was incorporated into a city. It was renamed 1664, in honor of the then Duke of York (later James II of England), in whose name the English had captured it.
"02.02.2017 07:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Roger Federer - Wikipedia His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. On this day in 2004: Swiss tennis player Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he would hold for a record 237 weeks.
"02.02.2017 04:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Eurasian magpie - Wikipedia The Eurasian magpie or common magpie (Pica pica) is a resident breeding bird throughout Europe, much of Asia and northwest Africa. It is one of several birds in the crow family designated magpies, and belongs to the Holarctic radiation of "monochrome" The Eurasian magpie is believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals. Its nidopallium, the region of the avian brain responsible for executive functions and some cognitive tasks, is approximately the same in its relative size as the brain of
"02.02.2017 01:35:01" en.wikipedia.org Ruby Bridges - Wikipedia Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American activist known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960. November 14, 1960: The court-ordered first day of integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Federal marshals escort Ruby Bridges, age 6, on her first day at William Frantz Elementary School, where she was the only African-American student. A
"01.02.2017 23:18:00" en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth Plankinton House - Wikipedia The Elizabeth Plankinton House was a mansion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA, that was built in 1886 as a wedding gift to Elizabeth from her father. Elizabeth was abandoned by fiancé, sculptor Richard Hamilton Park, when he married a dancer. She was so
"01.02.2017 19:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Mayon - Wikipedia Mayon (Central Bikol: Bulkan Mayon, Filipino: Bulkang Mayon), also known as Mount Mayon or Mayon Volcano, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the "perfect cone" On this day in 1814: Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, rendered its most devastating eruption in history. The volcano belched dark ash and eventually bombarded the town of Cagsawa with tephra that buried it. The last structure
"01.02.2017 15:32:51" en.wikipedia.org Kava - Wikipedia The name kava(-kava) is from Tongan and Marquesan; other names for kava include ʻawa (Hawaiʻi),ʻava (Samoa),yaqona (Fiji),sakau (Pohnpei), and malok or malogu (parts of Vanuatu). The roots of kava plants are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. Kava may produce an initial talkative period, followed by muscle relaxation and eventual sleepiness.
"01.02.2017 14:25:01" Timeline Photos Bass Reeves (July 1838 – 12 January 1910) was one of the first black Deputy U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi River, working mostly in Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territory. During his long career, he was credited with arresting over 3,000 felons and
"01.02.2017 12:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Edmonia Lewis - Wikipedia Edmonia Lewis, subject of today's Google Doodle, was the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American
"01.02.2017 11:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Underarm bowling incident of 1981 - Wikipedia The underarm bowling incident of 1981 took place on 1 February 1981, when Australia played New Zealand in a One Day International cricket match, the third of five such matches in the final of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, at the Melbourne Cricket On this day in 1981: Trevor Chappell committed what New Zealand's prime minister called "the most disgusting incident" in the history of cricket.
"01.02.2017 09:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Shinhan Bank - Wikipedia Shinhan Bank (신한은행 Shinhan Eunhaeng, SWIFT SHBKKRSE, numeric 088), is a bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Historically it was the first bank in Korea, established under the name Hanseong Bank in 1897. The bank was reestablished in 1982. It is part On this day in 1897: Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opened in Seoul under the name Hanseong Bank. It was originally located in a small house with only two rooms, with one room allocated for the president and the other room for its staff.
"01.02.2017 06:59:00" en.wikipedia.org Edward III of England - Wikipedia from 25 January 1327 until his death; he is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous and unorthodox reign of his father, On this day in 1327: Teenaged Edward III was crowned King of England, even though the country would continue to be ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
"01.02.2017 04:34:14" en.wikipedia.org Mary Meachum - Wikipedia Mary Meachum (1801–1869) was an American abolitionist who, with her husband John Berry Meachum, helped enslaved people escape to freedom in the Underground Railroad, and by purchasing their freedom. The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing in St. Louis, the Mary Meachum ran a school for free and enslaved black people in the American South in the mid-1800s. When the U.S. state of Missouri banned education for blacks in 1847, she moved the school to a steamboat on the Mississippi River. She and her husband,
"01.02.2017 03:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Sleeping Giant (Ontario) - Wikipedia . As one moves southward along the shoreline toward Squaw Bay the Sleeping Giant starts to separate into its various sections. Most distinctly in the view from the cliffs at Squaw Bay the Giant appears to have an " One Ojibway legend identifies the "giant" of Sleeping Giant, Ontario, as Nanabijou, who was turned to stone when the secret location of Silver Islet was disclosed. The formation was nominated to be the first of the Seven Wonders of Canada.
"31.01.2017 23:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Harmonica Incident - Wikipedia , feeling that Linz's behavior was inappropriate given the team's recent poor performance, angrily called on him to stop, whereupon Linz threw the harmonica and loudly complained about being singled out despite not having been at fault for the losses. In 1964, baseball player Phil Linz threw a Hohner harmonica at his manager. He was fined for the outburst, but the resulting endorsement contract with Hohner Music more than made up for the lost money. The incident has been seen as the beginning of the
"31.01.2017 19:46:00" en.wikipedia.org List of songs about photography - Wikipedia A list of songs about photography:
"31.01.2017 16:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Alvan Graham Clark - Wikipedia Alvan Graham Clark (July 10, 1832 – June 9, 1897), born in Fall River, Massachusetts, was an American astronomer and telescope-maker. He was the son of Alvan Clark, founder of Alvan Clark & Sons. On this day in 1862: Alvan Graham Clark discovered the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.
"31.01.2017 12:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Avatar (2009 film) - Wikipedia Avatar (marketed as James Cameron's Avatar) is a 2009 Americanepic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. On this day in 2010: Avatar became the first film to gross over US$2 billion worldwide. The film earned $26,752,099 on its opening day, and $77,025,481 over its opening weekend, making it the second-largest December opening ever behind I Am Legend, the
"31.01.2017 10:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Jingle - Wikipedia A jingle is a short song or tune used in advertising and for other commercial uses. The jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product or service being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising Jingles, once a popular marketing tactic, appeared in 12% of U.S. commercials in 1998. By 2011, that number dropped to 2% in favor of longer, more memorable pop music tracks.
"31.01.2017 07:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Kit Kat - Wikipedia Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection created by Rowntree's of York, England, and is now produced globally by Nestlé, which acquired Rowntree in 1988, with the exception of the United States where it is made under license by H.B. Since 2000, Nestlé has introduced over 200 different flavors of the chocolate-covered wafer bar KitKat in Japan, including ginger ale, soy sauce, creme brulee, green tea, sake, and banana. The flavors are designed to appeal to younger buyers, and are
"31.01.2017 04:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Chicken tax - Wikipedia The chicken tax is a 25% tariff on potato starch, dextrin, brandy, and light trucks imposed in 1963 by the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson in response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on importation of U.S. chicken. The In the United States, the Chicken Tax was imposed in 1963 in response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on importation of U.S. chicken. The tax protected the light truck industry from foreign competition at a time when Germany's Volkswagen
"31.01.2017 02:14:29" blog.wikimedia.org Knowledge knows no boundaries – Wikimedia Blog The Wikimedia Foundation is headquartered in the U.S., where we have unique freedoms that are essential to supporting the Wikimedia projects. But our mission is global. We strongly urge the U.S. administration to withdraw the recent executive order The Wikimedia Foundation supports communities around the world, and strongly urges open borders that invite collaboration.
"31.01.2017 00:43:00" en.wikipedia.org History of the single-lens reflex camera - Wikipedia described in 1676, but it took a long time for the design to succeed for photographic cameras: the first patent was granted in 1861, and the first cameras were produced in 1884 but while elegantly simple in concept, they were very complex in practice. One The photographic single-lens reflex camera (SLR) was invented in 1861 by Thomas Sutton, a photography author and camera inventor who ran a photography related company together with Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard on Jersey. Only a few of his SLR's were
"30.01.2017 20:56:00" en.wikipedia.org Pelican - Wikipedia Fossil evidence of pelicans dates back to at least 30 million years. Pelicans are characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing.
"30.01.2017 16:38:00" en.wikipedia.org MS Hans Hedtoft - Wikipedia MS Hans Hedtoft was a Danish liner that struck an iceberg and sank on 30 January 1959 on her maiden voyage off the coast of Western Greenland. The only piece of wreckage ever found was a lifebelt. As of 2017, she remains the last known ship sunk by an On this day in 1959: MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
"30.01.2017 13:52:20" en.wikipedia.org Fred Korematsu - Wikipedia and his military commanders to remove all individuals of Japanese ancestry from designated "military areas" and place them in Born this day in 1919 and subject of today's Google Doodle: Fred Korematsu, who challenged the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
"30.01.2017 13:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Meat analogue - Wikipedia A meat analogue, also called a meat alternative, meat substitute, mock meat, faux meat, imitation meat, or (where applicable) vegetarian meat or vegan meat, approximates certain aesthetic qualities (primarily texture, flavor and appearance) and/or Tofu, a popular meat analogue, was invented in the Han dynasty. A document written by Tao Gu (903–970) describes how tofu was called "small mutton" and valued as an imitation meat. Meat analogues such as tofu and wheat gluten are associated with Buddhist
"30.01.2017 07:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Richard Lawrence (failed assassin) - Wikipedia Richard Lawrence (c. 1800 – June 13, 1861) was an American house painter. He was the first known person to attempt to assassinate a sitting President of the United States. Lawrence attempted to shoot President Andrew Jackson outside the United States On this day in 1835: In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempted to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but failed and was subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson
"30.01.2017 03:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Spiny lobster - Wikipedia Spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters, are a family (Palinuridae) of about 60 species of achelate crustaceans, in the Decapoda Reptantia. Spiny lobsters are also, especially in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Bahamas, Spiny lobsters, also known as rock lobsters, can be easily distinguished from true lobsters by their very long, thick, spiny antennae, by the lack of chelae (claws) on the first four pairs of walking legs, although the females of most species have a small
"29.01.2017 23:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Gufran-Ullah Beig - Wikipedia a network of air quality and weather monitoring stations, which assists in the forecast of air quality and in maintaining an emission inventory. In 2005, Gufran-Ullah Beig became the first Indian scientist to receive the Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award of the World Meteorological Organization.
"29.01.2017 19:34:00" en.wikipedia.org List of Antarctic churches - Wikipedia This list of Antarctic churches includes both Christian churches on Antarctica proper and those that were built south of the Antarctic Convergence. According to the 6th article of the Antarctic Treaty, Antarctica is defined politically as all land and ice There are eight churches peppered throughout Antarctica. Here are all of them.
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"29.01.2017 16:13:02" en.wikipedia.org Oprah Winfrey - Wikipedia Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television Born this day in 1954: Oprah Winfrey, the greatest black philanthropist in American history. In 2004, Winfrey became the first black person to rank among the 50 most generous Americans and she remained among the top 50 until 2010. By 2012, she had given
"29.01.2017 13:01:00" en.wikipedia.org The Raven - Wikipedia "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught On this day in 1845: "The Raven" was published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.
"29.01.2017 09:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Orchestra - Wikipedia An orchestra (/ˈɔːrkᵻstrə/ or US /ˈɔːrˌkɛstrə/; Italian: [orˈkɛstra]) is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which features string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion The most frequently performed repertoire for a symphony orchestra is Western classical music or opera. However, orchestras are used sometimes to accompany popular music in-concert, extensively in film music, and increasingly often in video game music.
"29.01.2017 07:08:00" en.wikipedia.org List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame - Wikipedia honors individuals who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport, and is the central point for the study of the history of On this day in 1936: The Baseball Hall of Fame announced its first inductees. As of 2016, 314 players have been inducted.
"29.01.2017 04:05:00" en.wikipedia.org Beer measurement - Wikipedia , there are many factors to be considered. Principal among them are bitterness, the variety of flavours present in the beverage, along with their intensity, The Plato scale, one of the three common scales used in beer fermentation, measures the gravity of beer wort and distilled spirits.
"28.01.2017 23:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen - Wikipedia Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen (20 September [O.S. 9 September] 1778 – 25 January [O.S. 13 January] 1852; Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен, Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen), a Russian officer of Baltic German descent in the Imperial On this day in 1820: A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovered the Antarctic continent.
"28.01.2017 19:26:00" en.wikipedia.org We Are the World - Wikipedia "We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy On this day in 1985: The supergroup United Support of Artists for Africa recorded the hit single We Are The World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
"28.01.2017 16:16:00" en.wikisource.org Pride and Prejudice - Wikisource, the free online library This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. On this day in 1813: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published in the United Kingdom. Read the original novel in its entirety for free on Wikisource:
"28.01.2017 14:37:57" en.wikipedia.org Chinese New Year - Wikipedia Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival" (simplified Chinese 春节; traditional Chinese 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern Mainland China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The first day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. In 2017, the first day of the New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of the Rooster.
"28.01.2017 13:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Lego - Wikipedia , and various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct objects; vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. On this day in 1958: The LEGO Company patented the design of its Lego bricks, which are still compatible with bricks produced today.
"28.01.2017 09:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Chinese playing cards - Wikipedia (tiles). In terms of game play, there is no difference; both serve to hide one face from the other players with identical backs. Playing cards were most likely invented in China during the Song dynasty (960–1279), where card gambling, suits, and trick-taking games quickly gained popularity.
"28.01.2017 07:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Speed limit - Wikipedia Road speed limits are used in most countries to set the maximum (or minimum in some cases) speed at which road vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road. Speed limits may be variable and in some places speeds are unlimited (e.g., on the On this day in 1896: Walter Arnold of Kent, England, became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thereby exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
"28.01.2017 03:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Orange (fruit) - Wikipedia The orange (specifically, the sweet orange) is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × sinensis in the family Rutaceae. The orange is assumed to have originated in southern China, northeastern India, and perhaps southeastern Asia, and was perhaps first cultivated in China around 2500 BC. As oranges are rich in vitamin C and do not spoil easily, during the Age of Discovery,
"27.01.2017 23:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Curse of knowledge - Wikipedia that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that the others have the background to understand. The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias in which better-informed people find it extremely difficult to think about problems from the perspective of lesser-informed people.
"27.01.2017 20:13:00" Timeline Photos Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about six million Jews. The victims included 1.5 million children. Wikipedia's main Holocaust article is here:
"27.01.2017 19:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Egret - Wikipedia An egret /ˈiːɡrət/ is a bird that is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. In the 19th and early part of the 20th century, some of the world's egret species were endangered by relentless plume hunting, since hat makers in Europe and the United States demanded large numbers of egret plumes, leading to breeding birds being killed
"27.01.2017 16:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Pickled herring - Wikipedia Pickled herring, also known as bismarck herring, is a delicacy in Europe, and has become a part of Baltic (Estonian: Marineeritud heeringas, Latvian: marinēta siļķe, Lithuanian: marinuota silkė), Nordic (inlagd sill), Dutch, German (Bismarckhering), In Nova Scotia, a province of Canada, pickled herring is called "solomon gundy" and is quite popular. Pickled herrings have been a staple in Northern Europe since Medieval times, being a way to store and transport fish, especially necessary in meatless
"27.01.2017 13:12:00" en.wikipedia.org History of Linux - Wikipedia files under a license prohibiting commercial distribution to the 4.2.3 version in 2015 with more than 18 million lines of source code under the As of November 2016, all but two of the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers run Linux, the cross-platform operating system that began as a 21-year-old's student project in 1991.
"27.01.2017 09:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Outer Space Treaty - Wikipedia The Outer Space Treaty, formally the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, is a treaty that forms the basis of international space law. The treaty On this day in 1967: The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union signed the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
"27.01.2017 07:26:00" en.wikipedia.org University of Georgia - Wikipedia ", with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifying the student body as "More Selective," its most selective admissions category. On this day in 1785: The University of Georgia was founded, becoming the United States' first public university.
"27.01.2017 04:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Mangal Shobhajatra - Wikipedia Mangal Shobhajatra or Mangal Shovajatra (Bengali: মঙ্গল শোভাযাত্রা) is a mass procession that takes place at dawn on the first day of the Bengali New Year in Bangladesh. The procession is organised by the teachers and students of the Faculty of Fine The Mangal Shobhajatra, a massive parade celebrating the first day of the Bengali New Year, was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2016, categorized on the representative list as a heritage of humanity.
"27.01.2017 01:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Sundial cannon - Wikipedia incorporating a cannon with a fuse that is lit by an overhanging lens, concentrating the rays of the sun, and causing the cannon to fire at noon, when properly oriented along a north-south axis. Sundial cannons were used by European royalty in the 18th century. The sundial device incorporates a cannon with a fuse that is lit by an overhanging lens, concentrating the rays of the sun, and causing the cannon to fire at noon, signifying the time for
"26.01.2017 23:09:27" blog.wikimedia.org A history of the finger, as seen through Wikipedia The finger has become an indelible symbol of contempt in Western culture. One Wikipedia editor took it on himself to document its history on Wikipedia. A history of "The Finger," the Wikipedian who researched it, and the first photo of someone flipping a bird.
"26.01.2017 20:39:44" blog.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Foundation receives $500,000 from the Craig Newmark Foundation and craigslist Charitable Fund to support a healthy and inclusive Wikimedia community – Wikimedia Blog Grants totaling $500,000 from longtime supporter Craig Newmark will help to build and improve tools that identify and respond to harassment on Wikipedia.
"26.01.2017 19:20:00" en.wikipedia.org History of US science fiction and fantasy magazines to 1950 - Wikipedia , which was launched in 1923, and established itself as the leading weird fiction magazine over the next two decades, with writers such as A history of science fiction and fantasy magazines in the United States, from the 1920s to 1950:
"26.01.2017 16:23:40" en.wikipedia.org List of poisonous animals - Wikipedia Most birds dislike the taste of monarch butterflies. This is because they contain the poisons from when they were caterpillars as they were eating their favorite plant, Poisonous milkweed. A list of poisonous animals:
"26.01.2017 14:43:14" Timeline Photos The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 kilometers (28,000 miles). It is one of the most reproduced images in human history. More:
"26.01.2017 13:54:28" en.m.wikipedia.org Bessie Coleman - Wikipedia Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and was also the first woman of Native American descent to hold a pilot license. She is also the first Born this day in 1892 and subject of today's Google doodle: Bessie Coleman, an American civil aviator, the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license, and the first American woman to hold an international pilot license.
"26.01.2017 12:50:08" en.wikipedia.org Exploding whale - Wikipedia The whale died after beaching on the southwestern coast of Taiwan, and it took three large cranes and 50 workers more than 13 hours to shift the whale onto the back of a truck. On this day in 2004: A sperm whale unexpectedly exploded in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. Experts suspected a build-up of gas in the decomposing whale to be the cause. Taiwan News reported that, while the whale was being moved, "more than 600 local Yunlin
"26.01.2017 08:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Swatow ware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Swatow ware or Swatow is a common name for a group of mainly late Ming Dynasty export porcelain from China intended for the South East Asian market. Scholars have been puzzled by a motif in Chinese Swatow ware, where a pagoda is split "almost like a volcanic eruption." They're interpreted by some as "the path to the islands of the Immortals" of Chinese mythology, leaping above the building. This
"26.01.2017 07:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Cullinan Diamond - Wikipedia The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, modern-day South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was named after the chairman of the mine, On this day in 1905: A miner discovered the Cullinan, the world's largest diamond to date, weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg). The British prime minister deferred to the King Edward VII to decide whether or not he would accept the enormous jewel as a
"26.01.2017 04:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Emma Goldman - Wikipedia Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first During her career, anarchist Emma Goldman was lionized as a free-thinking "rebel woman" by admirers, and denounced by detractors as an advocate of violent revolution. In 1893 during one of the United States' most debilitating economic crises, Goldman was
"26.01.2017 01:06:00" en.wikipedia.org New Zealand eagle ray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Myliobatis tenuicaudatus also known as the New Zealand eagle ray, is an eagle ray of the family Myliobatidae. It is found in the southern waters of Australia from Jurien Bay, Western Australia, around the southern coast and Tasmania and up the east The New Zealand eagle ray can detect prey completely submerged in sand and create a jet of water to expose it.
"25.01.2017 23:38:02" Facts Matter on Global Warming The Wikipedia article on global warming, with 262 cited references and this NASA video, is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming #factsmatter
"25.01.2017 22:58:01" en.wiktionary.org anatidaephobia - Wiktionary Anatidaephobia: The fear that one is being constantly watched by a duck.
"25.01.2017 20:06:24" en.wikipedia.org Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia Wikipedians are updating the article on American actress Mary Tyler Moore, who has died at age 80.
"25.01.2017 19:17:03" Timeline Photos Kjeragbolten is a boulder in Norway wedged in a mountain crevasse and suspended above a 984-metre (3,228 ft) deep abyss. More on Kjeragbolten: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjeragbolten Photo courtesy of Svein-Magne Tunli – tunliweb.no
"25.01.2017 16:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Cathode-ray tube amusement device - Wikipedia The cathode-ray tube amusement device is the earliest known interactive electronic game. The device simulates an artillery shell arcing towards targets on a cathode ray tube (CRT) screen, which is controlled by the player by adjusting knobs to change the On this day in 1947: Thomas Goldsmith Jr. filed a patent for the first ever electronic game: the "Cathode-ray tube amusement device," an oscilloscope featuring a set of knobs and switches.
"25.01.2017 13:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Shirley Ardell Mason - Wikipedia Shirley Ardell Mason (January 25, 1923 – February 26, 1998) was an American psychiatric patient and commercial artist who was reputed to have multiple personality disorder, now called dissociative identity disorder. Her life was Born this day in 1923: Shirley Ardell Mason, whose lifelong struggle with dissociative personality disorder thrust her into the public eye. Her psychiatrist Cornelia B. Wilbur wrote a Sybil, a nonfiction book describing her personalities, and sparked
"25.01.2017 10:25:00" en.wikipedia.org 1924 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (French: Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver On this day in 1924: The inaugural Winter Olympics opened in Chamois, the French Alps. On the fourth day of the Games, eleven-year-old Sonja Henie would participate in the ladies' figure skating competition. She finished last but became popular with fans,
"25.01.2017 07:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Nellie Bly - Wikipedia Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922), known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was an American journalist. She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around On this day in 1890: Nellie Bly completed her 24,899-mile (40,071 km) journey around the world in 72 days. She traveled alone for almost the entire journey and achieved a new world record for the time.
"25.01.2017 04:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Tetrachromacy - Wikipedia Tetrachromacy is the condition of possessing four independent channels for conveying color information, or possessing four types of cone cells in the eye. Organisms with tetrachromacy are called tetrachromats. Thanks to an additional cone cell in the eyes, a small percentage of the world's women are capable of seeing significantly more colors than everyone else.
"25.01.2017 01:59:02" Timeline Photos Construction at Mount Rushmore of George Washington's likeness, circa 1932. Library of U.S. Congress. In the public domain on Wikimedia Commons here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mount_Rushmore2.jpg
"24.01.2017 23:05:46" Timeline Photos The first Academy Awards tickets were $10, and fewer than 250 people went. Much more in the #Oscars portal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Academy_Award
"24.01.2017 19:13:33" en.wikipedia.org Emma Lazarus - Wikipedia She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty installed in 1903, a decade and a half after Lazarus's death. New York poet Emma Lazarus wrote "The New Colossus" to raise money for the Statue of Liberty's construction. The poem was performed at a fundraiser exhibition in 1883, but was forgotten and played no role at the opening of the statue in 1886. In 1901,
"24.01.2017 16:32:31" en.wikipedia.org Caligula - Wikipedia Caligula (/kəˈlɪɡjᵿlə/), properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (31 August AD 12 – 24 January AD 41) was Roman emperor from AD 37–41. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus (not to be confused with Julius Caesar), Caligula was a member of the On this day in AD 41: Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. When he was young, he had earned the nickname "Caligula" from his father's soldiers, meaning "little soldier's boot." His reputation for eccentricity and
"24.01.2017 12:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Marguerite Durand - Wikipedia Marguerite Durand (January 24, 1864 – March 16, 1936) was a French stage actress, journalist, and a leading suffragette. Born this day in 1864: French journalist and actress Marguerite Durand, whose daily newspaper "La Fronde," run exclusively by women, advocated for women's rights, including admission to the Bar association and the École des Beaux-Arts. Durand was famous
"24.01.2017 10:00:00" en.wikipedia.org Hiten - Wikipedia The Hiten Spacecraft (ひてん, Japanese pronunciation: [hiteɴ]), given the English name Celestial Maiden and known before launch as MUSES-A (Mu Space Engineering Spacecraft A), part of the MUSES Program, was built by the Institute of Space and On this day in 1990: Japan launched Hiten, the country's first lunar probe and the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976. It was also the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
"24.01.2017 07:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Aging in dogs - Wikipedia It is popularly believed that "1 human year equals 7 dog years" or the like. This is inaccurate on two scores, since the first year or two years represent some 18–25 years, and the ratio varies with size and breed.
"24.01.2017 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Senet - Wikipedia Senet (or Senat) is a board game from ancient Egypt. The oldest hieroglyph resembling a senet game dates to around 3100 BC. The full name of the game in Egyptian is thought to have been zn.t n.t ḥˁb, meaning the "game of passing". Once played in ancient Egypt, Senet is one of the oldest known board games. Fragmentary boards that could be senet have been found in First Dynasty burials in Egypt, c. 3100 BC, but the oldest intact senet boards date to the Middle Kingdom. It was even
"24.01.2017 04:20:31" Timeline Photos Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: The Smoke That Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Read
"24.01.2017 01:21:00" en.wikipedia.org List of tallest lighthouses - Wikipedia The list is based on the list of tallest lighthouses from The Lighthouse Directory. As such, it includes "traditional lighthouses", i.e. buildings built by navigation safety authorities primarily as an aid to navigation. Some structures of interest At 436 feet (133 m) tall, the Jeddah Light in Saudi Arabia claims to be the world's tallest lighthouse, the second tallest being the Perry Memorial Monument in Ohio, United States. A list of the world's tallest lighthouses:
"23.01.2017 23:12:01" en.wikipedia.org Types of snow - Wikipedia Types of snow can be designated by the shape of its flakes, description of how it is falling, and by how it collects on the ground. A blizzard and snow storm indicate heavy snowfalls over a large area, snow squalls give heavy snowfalls over narrow bands, A snow surface with features sculpted into ridges and grooves by the wind is called a Zastrugi. This list explains the different classes of snowflakes and many other types of snow:
"23.01.2017 19:55:00" en.wikipedia.org North (1994 film) - Wikipedia North is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Rob Reiner and starring an ensemble cast including Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Faith Ford, Graham Greene, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reba McEntire, John Ritter, To film critic Roger Ebert, North was one of the worst films of all time. He gave the film a rare zero-star rating, and even 20 years later it remained on his list of most hated films. In fact, his review of North inspired the title of "I Hated, Hated,
"23.01.2017 16:09:32" en.wikipedia.org Sappho - Wikipedia Sappho (/ˈsæfoʊ/; Attic Greek Σαπφώ [sapːʰɔ̌ː], Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω, Psappho [psápːʰɔː]) (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos.[a] Sappho's poetry was lyric poetry, and she is best known for her poems about love. Most of The ancient Greek poet Sappho was one of the Nine Lyric Poets, a group esteemed by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria as worthy of critical study. She was best known for her poems about love, most of which is now lost, surviving only in fragmentary
"23.01.2017 14:27:06" en.wikipedia.org Areni-1 shoe - Wikipedia The Areni-1 shoe is a 5,500-year-old leather shoe that was found in 2008 in excellent condition in the Areni-1 cave complex located in the Vayots Dzor province of Armenia. It is a one-piece leather-hide shoe that has been dated as a few hundred years The oldest-known leather shoe was found in near-perfect condition in 2008 in Armenia. A thick layer of sheep dung had acted as a solid seal. It was small, approximately a woman's U.S. and Canada size 7, European size 37, or UK size 6. Thanks to our
"23.01.2017 13:08:01" en.wikipedia.org Elizabeth Blackwell - Wikipedia (3 February 1821 – 31 May 1910) was a British-born physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the On this day in 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell received her M.D. from the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor. The local press reported her graduation favorably, and when the dean, Dr. Charles Lee,
"23.01.2017 09:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Cold fusion - Wikipedia Cold fusion is a hypothesized type of nuclear reaction that would occur at, or near, room temperature. This is compared with the "hot" fusion which takes place naturally within stars, under immense pressure and at temperatures of millions of degrees, and By late 1989, most scientists considered claims of successful cold fusion reactions dead, and what once was a hot topic in the world of physics gained a reputation as pathological science. A small community of researchers continues to investigate cold
"23.01.2017 07:14:00" en.wikipedia.org 1556 Shaanxi earthquake - Wikipedia The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake (Chinese: 华县大地震; pinyin: Huáxiàn Dàdìzhèn) or Jiajing earthquake (Chinese: 嘉靖大地震; pinyin: Jiājìng Dàdìzhèn) was a catastrophic earthquake and is also the deadliest earthquake on record, killing approximately 830,000 people. On this day in 1556: The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China, possibly claiming up to 830,000 lives. The accompanying property damage would have been incalculable – an entire region of inner China had been
"23.01.2017 03:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Happiness - Wikipedia Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may also reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being. A variety of Scientists can measure anything they put their minds to. Here's a short list of methods used to measure happiness:
"23.01.2017 00:06:28" en.wikipedia.org Electric guitar - Wikipedia before being sent to a loudspeaker, which makes a sound loud enough to hear. The output of an electric guitar is an electric signal, and the signal can easily be altered by electronic circuits to add "color" to the sound or change the sound. Often the The first recordings using the electric guitar were by Hawaiian-style players, in 1933.
"22.01.2017 22:55:19" en.wikipedia.org Boeing 747 - Wikipedia . Its distinctive "hump" upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft makes it among the world's most recognizable aircraft, On this day in 1970: The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", entered commercial service with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. It would hold the passenger capacity record for 37 years.
"22.01.2017 19:33:00" en.wikipedia.org Moonshine by country - Wikipedia Moonshine is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages made throughout the globe from indigenous ingredients reflecting the customs, tastes, and raw materials for fermentation available in each region. The term commonly applies to small-scale Moonshine, a high-proof spirit that is commonly produced by illicit means, has also been called white liquor, white lightning, mountain dew, hooch, homebrew, white whiskey, and corn liquor. A common folk test for the quality of moonshine was to pour a
"22.01.2017 16:22:00" en.wikipedia.org Constantine III (Byzantine emperor) - Wikipedia Constantine III (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Γ΄ Latin: Heraclius Novus Constantinus Augustus) (3 May 612 – 20 April or 24/26 May 641) was Byzantine Emperor for four months in 641. He was the eldest son of the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius and his first wife On this day in 613: Heraclius crowned his eight-month-old son Constantine as co-emperor (Caesar) at Constantinople. Shortly after, he would be wed to his second cousin Gregoria, a marriage that was technically incestuous and therefore illegal, but
"22.01.2017 13:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Alligator - Wikipedia An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis). In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known There are only two living species of alligator: the Chinese alligator and the American alligator. The Chinese alligator is found only in the Yangtze River valley and parts of adjacent provinces and is extremely endangered, with only a few dozen believed
"22.01.2017 13:13:00" en.wikipedia.org Teddy Wakelam - Wikipedia Captain Henry Blythe Thornhill (Teddy) Wakelam (8 May 1893 – 10 July 1963) was an English sports broadcaster and rugby union player. On this day in 1927: Teddy Wakelam became the world's first football commentator, describing the game between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United. Listeners could better visualize his commentary using a picture published in the Radio Times of the pitch
"22.01.2017 09:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Glockenspiel - Wikipedia A glockenspiel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔkənˌʃpiːl] or [ˈɡlɔkŋ̍ˌʃpiːl], Glocken: bells and Spiel: game) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the When used in a marching or military band, the bars of a Glockenspiel are sometimes mounted in a portable case and held vertically, sometimes in a lyre-shaped frame. In German, a carillon is also called a Glockenspiel, while in French, the glockenspiel is
"22.01.2017 07:00:00" en.wikipedia.org George Metesky - Wikipedia George Peter Metesky (November 2, 1903 – May 23, 1994), better known as the Mad Bomber, terrorized New York City for 16 years in the 1940s and 1950s with explosives that he planted in theaters, terminals, libraries, and offices. Bombs were left in phone On this day in 1957: The New York City "Mad Bomber," George P. Metesky, was arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
"22.01.2017 04:18:00" en.wikipedia.org List of knitting stitches - Wikipedia - A raised increase, knitting into row below (k-b, k 1 b) - A lifted increase, knitting into the yarn between the stitches (inc, m1) During the knitting process, as each row of yarn progresses, a newly created loop is pulled through one or more loops from the prior row, placed on the gaining needle, and the loops from the prior row are then pulled off the other needle. A list of
"22.01.2017 02:29:09" en.wikipedia.org Women's March on Washington Marches occured all around the world, with 408 marches reported in the US, and 168 in other countries. The marches drew approximately 2.5 million people in cities throughout the U.S. Wikipedians are updating the article on #womensmarch on Washington and other global cities this weekend. The article now has more than 130 cited references. There are also many freely licensed photos from the marches in Wikimedia Commons here:
"22.01.2017 01:04:00" en.wikipedia.org The Brave Little Toaster - Wikipedia The Brave Little Toaster is a 1987 American animated comedy film adapted from the 1980 novel The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances by Thomas M. Disch. The film was directed by Jerry Rees. The film is set in a world where household The first animated film to feature at Sundance Film Festival was The Brave Little Toaster in 1988. Given that the film's main characters are furniture and appliances, sound effects were not chosen from a preexisting library, but foley-ed using various
"21.01.2017 22:55:25" No, we're not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter. Wikipedia is fighting fake news with a policy of verifiability. #FactsMatter
"21.01.2017 19:11:01" en.wikipedia.org Hyena - Wikipedia Hyenas or hyaenas (from Greek ὕαινα hýaina) are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class In East Africa, Tabwa mythology portrays the spotted hyena as a solar animal that first brought the sun to warm the cold earth, while West African folklore generally shows the hyena as symbolizing immorality, dirty habits, the reversal of normal
"21.01.2017 15:28:25" As I Was Strolling on The Moon One Day In December 1972, Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt sang as he strolled (and skipped) on the Moon. The public domain NASA video is here: http://buff.ly/2kcjdx5 More on Apollo 17 here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_17
"21.01.2017 13:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Emley Moor transmitting station - Wikipedia Emley Moor transmitting station is a telecommunications and broadcasting facility on Emley Moor, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Emley, in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England (national grid reference: SE2219712899). The station's most visible feature is its On this day in 1971: The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, began transmitting ultra-high frequency broadcasts for the first time.
"21.01.2017 09:35:00" en.wikipedia.org List of language disorders - Wikipedia Language disorders involve the processing of linguistic information. These issues can involve grammar, semantics, or other aspects of language. Current data indicates that 7% of young children display language disorder, with boys being diagnosed twice as
"21.01.2017 07:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Monte Carlo Rally - Wikipedia The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is a rallying event organised each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organises the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. On this day in 1911: The first Monte Carlo Rally took place in Europe at the behest of Prince of Monaco Albert I. The rally comprised both driving and then somewhat arbitrary judging based on factors like the elegance of the car, passenger comfort and the
"21.01.2017 04:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Margot Duhalde - Wikipedia Margot Duhalde (born 12 December 1920) is a Chilean pilot who served with the Air Transport Auxiliary of the Royal Air Force in World War II. When Margot Duhalde arrived in England to join the Free French Forces during World War II, she was informed that they would not accept women pilots and assigned her domestic work and kitchen chores instead. Though she spoke almost no English at the time,
"20.01.2017 23:23:01" en.wikipedia.org Poole Methodist Church - Wikipedia Poole Methodist Church (also known as Poole High Street Methodist Church or The Spire) is a nineteenth-century Methodist church on Poole High Street in Dorset, England. An extension to the church was nominated for the 2016 Carbuncle Cup for "the ugliest An extension to the Poole Methodist Church in Dorset, England was nominated for the 2016 Carbuncle Cup, an annual award given to "the ugliest building in the United Kingdom completed in the last 12 months." The Guardian described the extension as "a pile
"20.01.2017 19:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Diego de Argumosa - Wikipedia Diego Manuel de Argumosa y Obregón (July 7, 1792 – April 23, 1865) was a Spanish doctor and the chair of surgery of the School of Medicine at the University of Madrid. Known as "the restorer of Spanish surgery," he was an innovator in the field In 1830, Spanish nun Sor Patrocinio claimed to be afflicted with stigmata. Her fame spread quickly among devout Christians, to the point where she was visited by Queen Isabel II and heralded as a living saint. Five years later, Diego de Argumosa was among
"20.01.2017 16:19:39" en.wikipedia.org Food truck - Wikipedia A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional Although street food in Mexico is unregulated, food trucks are becoming increasingly popular as of 2013 and owners have created an association to pursue the professionalization and expansion of this commercial sector. In addition to the food trucks
"20.01.2017 13:24:50" en.wikipedia.org Food desert - Wikipedia A food desert exists when particularly nutritious food is difficult to obtain due to availability, affordability, distance, or number of supermarkets in a given area, urban or rural. This has health and diet implications in individuals living in In a rural food desert, residents have to travel 10 miles or more to the nearest grocery store whereas in an urban food desert, residents must travel 1 miles or more to the nearest healthy food vendor. This means that 20 percent of rural areas are food
"20.01.2017 10:21:47" en.wikipedia.org Edward Balliol - Wikipedia Edward Balliol (c. 1283 – 1367) was a claimant to the Scottish throne (1314–1356). With English help, he briefly ruled parts of the country in three periods between 1332 and 1336. On this day in 1356, Edward Balliol, who ruled over the Scottish Kingdom for four years, renounced his claim to the throne in exchange for an English pension. His brief rule was ill-fated and tenuous; crowned in September 1332, he was forced to flee
"20.01.2017 07:11:00" en.wikipedia.org Snowkiting - Wikipedia Snowkiting or Kite skiing is an outdoor winter sport where people use kite power to glide on snow or ice. The skier uses a kite to give them power over large jumps. The sport is similar to water-based kiteboarding, but with the footwear used in On this day in 2007: A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completed a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
"19.01.2017 23:28:02" en.wikipedia.org K Foundation Burn a Million Quid - Wikipedia K Foundation Burn a Million Quid was an action on 23 August 1994 in which the K Foundation (an art duo consisting of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) burned cash in the amount of one million pounds sterling in a disused boathouse on the Ardfin Estate on the In 1994, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, also known as K Foundation, toured the U.K. with a video of themselves burning a million quid in cash (US$1,229,935), engaging each audience in debate about the incineration of their earnings. Burning the entire
"19.01.2017 19:45:38" en.wikipedia.org Opinion - Wikipedia In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive. It may deal with subjective matters in which there is no conclusive finding. What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are more likely to be verifiable, i.e. The concept of public opinion came about through the process of urbanization and other political and social forces. For the first time, it became important what people thought, as forms of political contention changed.
"19.01.2017 15:52:28" en.wikipedia.org Apple Lisa - Wikipedia Apple Lisa was a desktop computer developed by Apple, released on January 19, 1983. It was one of the first personal computers to offer a graphical user interface (GUI) in a machine aimed at individual business users. Development of the Lisa began in On this day in 1983: Apple announced the Apple Lisa, their first commercial PC to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse. The original model cost US$9,995 (equivalent to US$ 24,000 in 2016) and boasted a whopping 5 MB hard drive. Only
"19.01.2017 12:49:00" en.wikipedia.org Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia Edgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded Born this day in 1809: American poet and author Edgar Allan Poe, whose famous poem "The Raven" made him a household name almost instantly when it was published in The Evening Mirror in 1845. Unfortunately, he was paid only US$9 for its publication.
"19.01.2017 10:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Ghana - Wikipedia Ghana (i/ˈɡɑːnə/), officially the Republic of Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km², Ghana is bordered by the Ghana's economy is one of the strongest and most diversified in Africa, following a quarter century of relative stability. It has an economic plan target known as the "Ghana Vision 2020". Wikimedia Ghana User Group
"19.01.2017 07:11:00" en.wikipedia.org San Agustin Church (Manila) - Wikipedia San Agustin Church (Spanish: Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción de María de San Agustín) is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. On this day in 1607: San Agustin Church in Manila, the oldest church still standing in the Philippines, was officially completed. The present structure is actually the third Augustinian church erected on the site. The first San Agustin, made of bamboo and
"19.01.2017 04:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Sevasti Kallisperi - Wikipedia Sevasti Kallisperi (Greek: Σεβαστή Καλλισπέρη; 1858-1953) was the first Greek woman to attain a university degree. As such, she earned the first doctorate secured by a woman and was the first university-trained Greek woman to become a teacher. Always an In the late 1800s, Greek women like Sevasti Kallisperi could only go to school to learn domestic skills like managing a home. Girls' classes were shorter than boys', and diplomas allowed a narrow range of job opportunities. Kallisperi hired a private
"18.01.2017 23:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Fact checking - Wikipedia Fact checking is the act of checking factual assertions in non-fictional text in order to determine the veracity and correctness of the factual statements in the text. This may be done either before (ante hoc) or after (post hoc) the text has been A list of fact-checking organizations and websites around the world:
"18.01.2017 21:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Kakapo - Wikipedia The kakapo (Māori: kākāpō or night parrot), Strigops habroptilus (Gray, 1845), also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. The kakapo has short wings for its size, and cannot fly. It uses its wings for balance, support, and to break its fall when leaping from trees. It needs lots of body fat to store energy, which also makes the kakapo the world's heaviest parrot. Despite
"18.01.2017 19:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Toy Story 2 - Wikipedia Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon, it is the sequel to the 1995 film The film Toy Story 2 was nearly lost in 1998 when an animator accidentally deleted 90% of its assets from Pixar's internal servers. The associate technical director was among the first to notice as character models disappeared from their works in
"18.01.2017 12:43:01" en.wikipedia.org Giant clam - Wikipedia The giant clam (Tridacna gigas), known as pā'ua in Cook Islands Māori, is a clam that is the largest living bivalve mollusk. The giant clam, native to the shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian oceans, they can weigh more than 200 kilograms (440 lb), measure as much as 120 cm (47 in) across, and have an average lifespan in the wild of over 100 years.
"18.01.2017 09:35:00" en.wikipedia.org Amrita Sher-Gil - Wikipedia Amrita Sher-Gil's art has influenced generations of Indian artists from Sayed Haider Raza to Arpita Singh and her depiction of the plight of women has made her art a beacon for women at large both in India and abroad.
"18.01.2017 07:34:00" en.wikipedia.org History of skiing - Wikipedia Skiing, or traveling over snow on skis, has a history of at least five millennia. The earliest archaeological examples of skis were found in Russia and date to 5000 BCE. Although modern skiing has evolved from beginnings in Scandinavia, 10,000-year-old Skiing has a history of at least five millennia. The earliest archaeological examples of skis were found in Russia and date to 5000 BCE. But 10,000-year-old wall paintings suggest use of skis in the Xinjiang region of what is now China.
"18.01.2017 03:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Indian Ocean - Wikipedia The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi) (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface). It is bounded by Asia on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean in the world. Long-term ocean temperature records show a rapid, continuous warming in the Indian Ocean, about 3 times faster than the warming observed in the Pacific.
"18.01.2017 00:20:00" en.wikipedia.org Wilson Bentley - Wikipedia "He did it so well that hardly anybody bothered to photograph snowflakes for almost 100 years". Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated.
"17.01.2017 21:14:39" Timeline Photos Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects are built by people from all over the world, one edit at a time. Newly sorted data shows those edits have crossed the 3 billion milestone.
"17.01.2017 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Cavapoos are an example of crossbreed dogs intentionally bred from two or more recognized dog breeds enough to be recognized as a breed in their own right. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_crossbreed
"17.01.2017 16:14:01" en.wikipedia.org Flogsta - Wikipedia Flogsta is a neighbourhood in the west part of the Swedish city of Uppsala. Most of its inhabitants are students attending Uppsala University or the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Every evening at approximately 10 p.m., the "Flogsta scream" (Flogstavrålet in Swedish) may be heard, when students individually or collectively let out screams and howls from windows, balconies and roof tops. According to Uppsala University, the
"17.01.2017 12:51:01" en.wikipedia.org High-heeled footwear - Wikipedia High-heeled footwear (often abbreviated as high heels or simply heels) is footwear that raises the heel of the wearer's foot significantly higher than the toes. When both the heel and the toes are raised equal amounts, as in a platform shoe, it is Elizabeth Semmelhack, curator for the Bata Shoe Museum, traces the high heel to male horse-riding warriors in the Middle East who used high heels for functionality, because they help hold the rider's foot in stirrups. She states that the earliest high
"17.01.2017 10:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Portal:Geography - Wikipedia Read about Geography, the science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth. Where?
"17.01.2017 07:36:00" en.wikipedia.org Raoul Wallenberg - Wikipedia Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg (4 August 1912 – 31 July 1952)[note 1] was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis On this day in 1945: Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary, and was never publicly seen again. Wallenberg was called to General Malinovsky's headquarters in Debrecen to answer allegations that he was engaged in
"17.01.2017 04:22:02" en.wikipedia.org Polycladida - Wikipedia The Polycladida represents a highly diverse clade of free-living marine turbellarian flatworms. They are known from the littoral to the sublittoral zone (extending to the deep hot vents), and many species are common from coral reefs. Only a few species Although cotylean flatworms are conspicuous predators in subtropical and tropical ecosystems, they are difficult to study. These worms are very fragile and when disturbed can break apart.
"17.01.2017 02:07:43" Timeline Photos Sage grouse are notable for their elaborate courtship rituals. Each spring males congregate and perform a "strutting display." The male puffs up a large, whitish air sack on its chest and struts around with his tail feathers displayed. Read more:
"16.01.2017 23:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Portal:Biography - Wikipedia The Biography portal features profile of notable people's life stories, highlighting various aspects of his/her/their life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of a subject's personality. Who?
"16.01.2017 19:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - Wikipedia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Persian: محمدرضا پهلوی, translit. Mohammad Rezā Pahlavi, pronounced [mohæmˈmæd reˈzɒː ˈʃɒːh pæhlæˈviː]; 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), known as Mohammad Reza Shah (Persian: محمدرضا شاه, translit. Mohammad Rezā Šāh), was the On this day in 1979: The last Iranian Shah relocated with his family to Egypt, fleeing Iran for good. Due to his status as the last de facto Shah of Iran, he is often known as simply "the Shah."
"16.01.2017 16:03:08" en.wikipedia.org Hello, Dolly! (musical) - Wikipedia Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. On this day in 1964: Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969
"16.01.2017 13:10:01" en.wikipedia.org Don Quixote - Wikipedia Don Quixote (/ˌdɒn kiːˈhoʊti/ or /ˌdɒn ˈkwɪksoʊt/;Spanish: [doŋ kiˈxote] ( listen), formerly [doŋ kiˈʃote]), fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha [el On this day in 1605: The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes was published in Madrid, Spain.
"16.01.2017 10:15:00" en.wikipedia.org League of Nations - Wikipedia The League of Nations (abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations [la sɔsjete de nɑsjɔ̃] abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended On this day in 1920: The League of Nations held its first council meeting in Paris, France. Following the First World War, it was created to establish world peace and prevent more wars of such a magnitude. The League slowly began to dissolve in the 1930s
"16.01.2017 07:48:00" en.wikipedia.org New Invention, Shropshire - Wikipedia New Invention is a small village in Shropshire, England on the A488 between Clun and Knighton. It comprises little more than four houses around a cross-roads and a neighbouring farm called The Weir, known in history as the Wear or Ware. Of the four New Invention is a small village in Shropshire, England. There is a story that the village's unusual name came from a local farrier who decided on the idea of fitting horseshoes backwards to confuse the enemy in times of war.
"16.01.2017 05:13:56" Photos from Wikipedia's post Dear world of knowledge,
It was an amazing 16th birthday! Wikimedia México gave us a great card at their party, we hung out in Ukraine with our teenage turtle buddy Michelangelo, our idol the British Museum traded birthday wishes with us, in Poland we had
"16.01.2017 04:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Ryukyuan music - Wikipedia Ryukyuan music (琉球音楽, Ryūkyū ongaku?), sometimes called Nanto music (南島歌謡, Nantō kayō?) is an umbrella term that encompasses diverse musical traditions of the Amami, Okinawa, Miyako and Yaeyama Islands of southwestern Japan. The term of "Southern Islands" Ryukyuan music, sometimes called Nanto music is an umbrella term that encompasses diverse musical traditions of the Amami, Okinawa, Miyako and Yaeyama Islands of southwestern Japan.
"15.01.2017 23:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Cafe Royal Cocktail Book - Wikipedia The Cafe Royal Cocktail Book is a collection of cocktail recipes compiled by William J. Tarling, published by the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild in 1937. It contains a number of pioneering recipes, including the 20th Century and what later became the The Cafe Royal Cocktail Book contains one of the first recorded recipes for the 20th Century. It also has several references to absinthe and some of the earliest known recipes for drinks made with tequila and vodka.
"15.01.2017 21:13:40" blog.wikimedia.org Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017 – Wikimedia Blog Community, Featured, GLAM, Wikipedia Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017 By Alex Stinson, Wikimedia Foundation January 15th, 2017 Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources Librarians are offering the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday! Here's how to join #1lib1ref 2017.
"15.01.2017 18:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Martin Luther King Jr. - Wikipedia Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent This day in 1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. was born. The famed activist used nonviolent civil disobedience to advocate for desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights for African Americans.
"15.01.2017 16:55:53" Timeline Photos It's our 16th birthday! We're not really into astrology, but this is our sign. #wikipediaday #wikipedia16
"15.01.2017 16:31:32" en.wikipedia.org Coca-Cola - Wikipedia Coca-Cola (often referred to simply as Coke) is an American carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John On this day in 1889: The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, was incorporated in Atlanta. The company was founded by Colonel John Pemberton, with the original product serving as medicinal nerve tonic made of kola nuts and coca
"15.01.2017 13:45:00" en.wikipedia.org Super Bowl - Wikipedia The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the world. The game culminates a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, On this day in 1967: In the first Super Bowl ever, the Green Bay Packers defeated The Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Los Angeles, California. The Packers were led by quarterback Bart Starr, who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for their win against
"15.01.2017 09:00:00" en.wikipedia.org List of apple cultivars - Wikipedia Over 7,500 cultivars of the apple are known. In the following list, use for "eating" means that the fruit is used fresh, rather than cooked. Cultivars used primarily for making cider are indicated. Those varieties marked agm have gained the Royal There are over 7,500 known cultivars of the apple. Here are a couple hundred of them, from Allington Pippin to Zestar.
"15.01.2017 07:33:00" en.wikipedia.org British Museum - Wikipedia The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates On this day in 1759: The British Museum opened to the public. The body of trustees decided on a converted 17th-century mansion, Montagu House, as a location for the museum, which it bought from the Montagu family for £20,000. The Trustees rejected
"15.01.2017 03:27:00" en.wikipedia.org Jet pack - Wikipedia Jet pack, rocket belt, rocket pack and similar names are used for various types of devices, usually worn on the back, that are propelled by jets of escaping gases (or in some cases water) to let a single user propel him or herself into the air or fly. A roundup of all the jet packs that soared in the imagination but left humanity firmly on the ground.
"15.01.2017 00:27:53" en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia Day January 15 is known as Wikipedia Day to Wikipedians. On this date in the year 2001, the wiki-based Wikipedia project went public after spending five days on Nupedia. Happy birthday to us! Thank you for 16 years. #WikipediaDay
"14.01.2017 23:37:02" en.wikipedia.org Doctor Dolittle - Wikipedia Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of Doctor Dolittle. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. Born this day in 1886: Hugh Lofting, the English author who created Doctor Dolittle, a literary character who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages.
"14.01.2017 21:03:50" Timeline Photos The Eight-Foot High Speed Tunnel was a wind tunnel located in Building 641 of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. It was a National Historic Landmark. Read more:
"14.01.2017 19:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Summer of Love - Wikipedia The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood Haight-Ashbury. Although This day in 1967: The Human Be-In in San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launched counter-culture events leading to "the Summer of Love," when some 100,000 mostly young people converged in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.
"14.01.2017 18:25:34" Timeline Photos A short and stocky limb structure makes the jaguar adept at climbing, crawling, and swimming. While the jaguar closely resembles the leopard, it is sturdier and heavier, and the two animals can be distinguished by their rosettes: the rosettes on a
"14.01.2017 16:30:00" en.wikipedia.org Seven Summits - Wikipedia The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Summiting all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. A list of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Summiting all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass.
"14.01.2017 13:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Rambhadracharya - Wikipedia Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya[α] (born Giridhar Mishra on 14 January 1950)[β] is a Hindu religious leader, educator, Sanskrit scholar, polyglot, poet, author, textual commentator, philosopher, composer, singer, playwright and Katha Born this day in 1950: Indian scholar and religious leader Rambhadracharya, who can speak 22 languages and is a spontaneous poet and writer in Sanskrit, Hindi, Awadhi, Maithili, and several other languages. In 2001 he founded the Jagadguru Rambhadracharya
"14.01.2017 09:06:00" en.wikipedia.org Dog communication - Wikipedia Dog communication is the transfer of information between dogs, and also the transfer of information between dogs and humans. Behaviors associated with dog communication include eye gaze, facial expression, vocalization, body posture (including movements Both humans and dogs are characterized by complex social lives with rich communication systems, but it is also possible that dogs, perhaps because of their reliance on humans for food, have evolved specialized skills for recognizing and interpreting human
"14.01.2017 07:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Napoleon III - Wikipedia Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (born Charles-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the only President (1848–52) of the French Second Republic and, as Napoleon III, the Emperor (1852–70) of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and On this day in 1858: Napoleon III of France and the Empress Eugénie escaped an assassination attempt. A group of conspirators threw three bombs at the royal carriage as it made its way to the opera. Although the couple was unharmed and the culprits were
"14.01.2017 04:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Salade niçoise - Wikipedia Salade niçoise (French pronunciation: [niˈswaz]), la salada nissarda in the Niçard dialect of the Occitan language, is a salad that originated in the French city of Nice, and which is traditionally made of tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, Niçoise olives and Salade niçoise originated in the French city of Nice and has been popular salad worldwide since the early 20th century, prepared and discussed by many famous chefs. Jacques Médecin, former Nice mayor and cookbook author, implored cooks to "never, never,
"13.01.2017 22:53:00" en.wikipedia.org Portal:Philosophy - Wikipedia The Philosophy portal features articles of notable ancient and modern philosophers focusing on the fields of metaphysics, logic, ethics, epistemology, and aesthetics. Why?
"13.01.2017 19:12:01" en.wikipedia.org Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite - Wikipedia Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center (HIC) in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell On this day in 1973: Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii was broadcast live via satellite, setting the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
"13.01.2017 16:21:42" en.wikipedia.org White dress of Marilyn Monroe - Wikipedia Marilyn Monroe wore a white dress in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder. The dress was created by costume designer William Travilla and was worn in one of the best-known scenes in the movie. The dress is regarded as an icon of George S. Zimbel's famous white dress shoot of Marilyn Monroe remained unpublished and unsold for 20 years after he took the photos, whereupon he printed them and began to show them in solo exhibitions.
"13.01.2017 13:28:03" en.wikipedia.org William Brydon - Wikipedia William Brydon CB (10 October 1811 – 20 March 1873) was an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, famous for reportedly being the only member of an army of 4,500 men, plus 12,000 accompanying civilians, On this day in 1842: Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, became famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reached the safety
"13.01.2017 09:42:00" en.wikipedia.org Great auk - Wikipedia The great auk (Pinguinus impennis) is a flightless bird of the alcid family that became extinct in the mid-19th century. It was the only modern species in the genus Pinguinus (unrelated to penguins, although it was the first bird to be called penguin). It The great auk was a flightless bird of the alcid family that became extinct in the mid-19th century. Large, awkward, and without fear of humans, the great auk was hunted for food, for feathers, and as specimens for museums, until the last two confirmed
"13.01.2017 07:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Birth of public radio broadcasting - Wikipedia On January 13, 1910, the first public radio broadcast was an experimental transmission of a live Metropolitan Opera House performance of several famous opera singers. On this day in 1910: The first public radio broadcast hit the airwaves; a live performance of the operas "Cavalleria rusticana" and "Pagliacci" were distributed from The Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
"13.01.2017 04:12:00" en.wikipedia.org Bombyx mori - Wikipedia The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of the domesticated silk moth, Bombyx mori (Latin: "silkworm of the mulberry tree"). It is an economically important insect, being a primary producer of silk. A silkworm's preferred food is white mulberry leaves, Sericulture, the practice of breeding silkworms for the production of raw silk, has been underway for at least 5,000 years in China. According to one story, a Chinese princess given in marriage to a Khotan prince brought to the oasis the secret of silk
"12.01.2017 23:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Acoustic wayfinding - Wikipedia Acoustic wayfinding is the practice of using the auditory system to orient oneself and navigate physical space. It is commonly used by the visually impaired, allowing them to retain their mobility without relying on visual cues from their environment. Acoustic wayfinding is the practice of using the auditory system to orient oneself and navigate physical space. It is commonly used by the visually impaired, allowing them to retain their mobility without relying on visual cues from their environment.
"12.01.2017 19:38:01" en.wikipedia.org RMS Queen Mary 2 - Wikipedia RMS Queen Mary 2 (also referred to as the QM2) is a transatlantic ocean liner. She is the only major ocean liner built for Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel she succeeded as flagship of the Cunard Line. On this day in 2004: The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, made its maiden voyage. Queen Mary 2's facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. There
"12.01.2017 16:24:02" en.wikipedia.org St Mary's Church, Reculver - Wikipedia St Mary's Church, Reculver, was founded in the 7th century as either a minster or a monastery on the site of a Roman fort at Reculver, which was then at the north-eastern extremity of Kent in south-eastern England. In 669, the site of the fort was given On this day in 1808: John Rennie's scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Reculver, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favor of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture and sculpture. The church was founded over 1,100
"12.01.2017 12:54:47" en.wikipedia.org Tim Horton - Wikipedia Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton (January 12, 1930 – February 21, 1974) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, a defenceman for 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Born this day in 1930: Canadian hockey player and businessman Tim Horton, who had a reputation for enveloping his opposing players in a crushing bear hug. In 1962, he scored three goals and 13 assists in 12 playoff games, setting a Leafs team record for
"12.01.2017 09:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Mastodon - Wikipedia Mastodons (Greek: μαστός "breast" and ὀδούς, "tooth") are any species of extinct mammutid proboscideans in the genus Mammut, distantly related to elephants, that inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene up to their The first remnant of a mastodon—a tooth—was discovered in the village of Claverack, New York, in 1705. At that time, the mystery animal became known as the "incognitum." Decades later, scientists would note the similarities between mammoths and the
"12.01.2017 07:17:00" blog.wikimedia.org The bold hero and bolder heroine of the first modern Olympics marathon – Wikimedia Blog Communications, Wikipedia The bold hero and bolder heroine of the first modern Olympics marathon By Aubrie Johnson, Wikimedia Foundation August 4th, 2016 We look back at a pair of Olympic athletes you won't see in today's breaking headlines. Photo by Born this day in 1873: Greek runner Spyridon Louis, who became a national hero by winning the first modern-day Olympic marathon. Louis purportedly won the marathon even after pausing for a drink nearby. After clinching a victory for Greece, the king
"12.01.2017 03:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Acid rain - Wikipedia Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by Electrical power generation using coal is among the greatest contributors to gaseous pollutions that are responsible for acidic rain. The gases can be carried hundreds of kilometers in the atmosphere before they are converted to acids and deposited.
"12.01.2017 01:26:09" Wikipedia There are some real treasures on Wikimedia Commons, such as this high-speed video clip of a cheetah running, shot at 1200 frames per second. Posted with permission from director and cinematographer Gregory Wilson, the video won the 2013 "National Magazine ICYMI: A beautiful clip of a cheetah running, shot at 1200 frames per second. Posted with permission from director and cinematographer Gregory Wilson, the video won the 2013 "National Magazine Awards for best Multimedia piece of the year."
"11.01.2017 22:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Buckwheat - Wikipedia Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. To distinguish it from a related species, Fagopyrum tataricum, it is also known as Japanese buckwheat and silverhull buckwheat. Buckwheat is currently being studied and used as a pollen and nectar source to increase natural predator numbers to control crop pests in New Zealand.
"11.01.2017 19:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Albert Hofmann - Wikipedia Albert Hofmann (11 January 1906 – 29 April 2008) was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann was also the first person to Born this day in 1906: Chemist Albert Hofmann, the first to discover lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). He was also the first to discover its psychedelic properties 5 years later, as well as the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal
"11.01.2017 16:02:00" en.wikipedia.org Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States - Wikipedia Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States was a landmark report published on January 11, 1964 by the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, chaired by then-Surgeon General of the On this day in 1964: Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., published the landmark report saying that smoking "may be" hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts. Like the World Health Organization
"11.01.2017 12:57:01" en.wikipedia.org Amelia Earhart - Wikipedia Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/; July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.[N 1] Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.[N 2] She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying On this day in 1935: Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Although this transoceanic flight had been attempted by many others, notably by the unfortunate participants in the 1927 Dole Air Race that had reversed the
"11.01.2017 09:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Wikipedia The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures. The Academy's corporate management and general policies are overseen by a Board of On this day in 1927: Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), announced the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California. The roster of The Academy's approximately 6,000 motion
"11.01.2017 07:37:00" en.wikipedia.org List of wealthiest animals - Wikipedia This is a list of the wealthiest animals in the world. Many inherited money from their owners.
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"11.01.2017 04:07:00" en.wikipedia.org King penguin - Wikipedia The king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin. In size it is second only to the emperor penguin. There are two subspecies—A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli; patagonicus is found in the South Atlantic and halli American zoologist Gerry Kooyman revolutionized the study of penguin foraging behaviour in 1971 when he published his results from attaching automatic dive-recording devices to emperor penguins, and recording a dive of 235 metres (771 ft) by a king
"10.01.2017 23:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Wikipedia Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bengali: শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান; Bengali pronunciation: [Shekh Mujibur Rôhman]) (17 March 1920 – 15 August 1975) was the founding leader of Bangladesh. He served twice as the country's President and was its strongman premier between 1972 On this day in 1972: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan. He would later take office as the prime minister as well.
"10.01.2017 19:34:22" en.wikipedia.org Clare Hollingworth - Wikipedia Clare Hollingworth (10 October 1911 – 10 January 2017) was a British journalist and author, who is noted as the first war correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II. As a rookie reporter in 1939, Clare Hollingworth (1911-2017) had the "scoop of the century" when she broke news of World War II in The Daily Telegraph. In her first week as a journalist, she happened upon German troops and tanks that were building up just
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"10.01.2017 16:19:00" en.wikipedia.org Twelve-tone technique - Wikipedia Twelve-tone technique—also known as dodecaphony, twelve-tone serialism, and (in British usage) twelve-note composition—is a method of musical composition devised by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) and associated with the "Second Viennese Twelve-tone technique is a method of musical composition devised by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) and associated with the "Second Viennese School" composers, who were the primary users of the technique in the first decades of its
"10.01.2017 13:22:00" en.wikipedia.org History of the London Underground - Wikipedia The history of the London Underground began in the 19th century with the construction of the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. The Metropolitan Railway, which opened in 1863 using gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam On this day in 1863: The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opened between London Paddington station and Farringdon station. On opening day it carried 38,000 passengers, borrowing trains from other railways to supplement the
"10.01.2017 10:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Saint Panteleimon, Ohrid - Wikipedia Saint Panteleimon (Macedonian: Свети Пантелеjмон, Sveti Pantelejmon, pronounced [pantɛlɛjˈmɔn]; Greek: Άγιος Παντελεήμων) is a monastery in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia situated on Plaošnik. It is attributed to Clement of Ohrid, a disciple of Saint Cyril Saint Clement of Ohrid built the Saint Panteleimon monastery at the request of Boris I of Bulgaria. Sources say that Saint Clement was not satisfied with the size of the original church and therefore built a new one over it, assigning Saint Panteleimon as
"10.01.2017 07:41:00" en.wikipedia.org Spindletop - Wikipedia Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in the southern portion of Beaumont, Texas in the United States. The Spindletop dome was derived from the Louann Salt evaporite layer of the Jurassic geologic period. On January 10, 1901, a well at Spindletop On this day in 1901: The first great Texas oil gusher was discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas. The Spindletop gusher blew for nine days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels (16,000 m3) of oil per day. The frenzy of oil exploration and the
"10.01.2017 03:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Electroconvulsive therapy - Wikipedia Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, and often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from psychiatric illnesses. The ECT Through the 1940s and 1950s, the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) became widespread in several countries to treat psychiatric conditions. In China, ECT is usually considered as a means to tackle Internet addiction. Nowadays public hospitals in Hong
"10.01.2017 01:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Human cloning - Wikipedia Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. The term is generally used to refer to artificial human cloning, which is the reproduction of human cells and tissue. It does not refer to the natural conception and delivery of The first hybrid human clone was created in November 1998 using a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT.) A nucleus was taken from a man's leg cell and inserted into a cow's egg, then the hybrid cell was cultured and developed into an embryo.
"09.01.2017 21:07:00" en.wikipedia.org iPhone - Wikipedia Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)4, and 4S:Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)5, 5C, and 5S:Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)6 / 6 Plus, 6S / 6S Plus:, and SE:Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) 10 years ago today, Steve Jobs told an audience in San Francisco "today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone."
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"09.01.2017 18:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Fever - Wikipedia Fever, also known as pyrexia and febrile response, is defined as having a temperature above the normal range due to an increase in the body's temperature set-point. There is not a single agreed-upon upper limit for normal temperature with sources About 5% of people who go to an emergency room have a fever. Most people afflicted with a fever recover without specific medical attention. Although it is unpleasant, fever rarely rises to a dangerous level even if untreated.
"09.01.2017 15:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Davy lamp - Wikipedia The Davy lamp is a safety lamp for use in flammable atmospheres, invented in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy. It consists of a wick lamp with the flame enclosed inside a mesh screen. It was created for use in coal mines, to reduce the danger of explosions due On this day in 1816: Sir Humphry Davy tested his safety lamp prototype for miners at Hebburn Colliery. The Davy lamp was one of two improved versions of the Clanny lamp, the first having been designed by George Stephenson, an engine-wright with
"09.01.2017 12:48:01" en.wikipedia.org Smoky (dog) - Wikipedia Smoky (c. 1943 – 21 February 1957), a Yorkshire Terrier, was a famous war dog who served in World War II. She weighed only 4 pounds (1.8 kg) and stood 7 inches (180 mm) tall. Smoky is credited with beginning a renewal of interest in the once obscure One of the most famous military dogs of World War II is a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier named Smoky. Her handler, Corporal William A. Wynne, credited Smoky with saving his life by warning him of incoming shells on a transport ship, calling her an "angel from
"09.01.2017 09:43:00" en.wikipedia.org List of free and open-source software packages - Wikipedia This is a list of free and open-source software packages, computer software licensed under free software licenses and open-source licenses. Software that fits the Free Software Definition may be more appropriately called free software; the GNU project in A list of free, open-source software for everything from statistics and image editing to artificial intelligence:
"09.01.2017 07:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Aswan Dam - Wikipedia The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam built across the Nile at Aswan, Egypt between 1898 and 1902. Since the 1960s, the name commonly refers to the Aswan High Dam. Construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the Egyptian Government following the On this day in 1960: President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opened construction on the Aswan Dam. It began by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
"09.01.2017 04:16:01" en.wikipedia.org Closed captioning - Wikipedia Closed captioning (CC) and subtitling are both processes of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual display to provide additional or interpretive information. Both are typically used as a transcription of the audio portion of a The term "closed captioning" (versus "open") indicates that a video's captions are not visible until activated by the viewer, usually via the remote control or menu option. On the other hand, "open", "burned-in", "baked on", or "hard-coded" captions are
"09.01.2017 00:14:26" Timeline Photos "Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom," by Ilya Repin (1876). Repin was a Russian-Ukrainian realist painter, the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century. His position in the world of art was comparable to that of Leo Tolstoy in literature.
"08.01.2017 23:29:00" en.wikipedia.org Kawekaweau - Wikipedia The kawekaweau (Hoplodactylus delcourti), also commonly known as Delcourt's sticky-toed gecko or Delcourt's giant gecko, is an extinct species of lizard which is one of the largest known of all geckos with a snout-to-vent length of 370 mm (14.6 in) and The largest species of gecko, the kawekaweau, is only known from a single, stuffed specimen found in the basement of a museum in Marseille, France. This gecko was 60 cm (24 in) long and it was likely endemic to New Zealand, where it lived in native
"08.01.2017 19:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (i/ˈstiːvən ˈhɔːkɪŋ/; born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Born this day in 1942: Stephen Hawking, discoverer of black hole radiation and one of the world's top theoretical physicists. One of the first messages Hawking produced with his iconic speech-generating device was a request for his assistant to help him
"08.01.2017 16:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Elvis Presley - Wikipedia Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Born this day in 1935: The "King of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley, who was known for a life of luxury. He owned a number of expensive cars, including three pink Cadillacs, immortalized in his version of the song "Baby, Let's Play House", in which Presley
"08.01.2017 16:13:26" en.wikipedia.org Portal:Birds - Wikipedia Can you name the birds in the order of the photos? Beauty peacock, golden parakeet, Steller's jay, Inca tern, Bullock's oriole.
"08.01.2017 13:07:01" en.wikipedia.org C. Auguste Dupin - Wikipedia Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin [oɡyst dypɛ̃] is a fictional character created by Edgar Allan Poe. Dupin made his first appearance in Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), widely considered the first detective fiction story. He reappears in "The In 1841, Edgar Allan Poe created the fiction world's first detective character, C. Auguste Dupin, before the word "detective" had even been coined. Dupin laid the groundwork for fictitious detectives to come, including Sherlock Holmes, and established
"08.01.2017 09:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Catechism of Martynas Mažvydas - Wikipedia The Simple Words of Catechism (Lithuanian: Katekizmo prasti žodžiai) by Martynas Mažvydas is the first printed book in the Lithuanian language. It was printed on 8 January 1547 by Hans Weinreich in Königsberg. The 79-page book followed the teachings of On this day in 1547: Tthe first Lithuanian-language book, Simple Words of Catechism, was published in Königsberg. The 79-page book followed the teachings of Martin Luther but reflects both religious and secular needs. The book included the first
"08.01.2017 07:08:00" en.wikipedia.org Trans-en-Provence Case - Wikipedia The Trans-en-Provence Case is one of the rare cases where an unidentified flying object is claimed to have left physical evidence, in the form of burnt residue on a field. The event took place on January 8, 1981, outside the town of Trans-en-Provence in Do you believe in UFOs? On this day in 1981, a local farmer reported a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time." Some scientists insist that the agency GEPAN's
"08.01.2017 05:15:56" Sara's father Mr. Z has five daughters: 1. Zaza, 2. Zeze, 3. Zizi, 4. Zozo. What is the name of Mr. Z's fifth daughter?
"08.01.2017 04:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Vaudeville - Wikipedia Vaudeville (/ˈvɔːdᵊvɪl/; French: [vodvil]) is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment. It was especially popular in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s. A typical vaudeville performance is made up of a series of Vaudeville theater developed from many sources, including the concert saloon, dime museums, and literary American burlesque. Called "the heart of American show business", vaudeville was one of the most popular types of entertainment in North America for
"08.01.2017 01:36:07" en.wikipedia.org Fanny Bullock Workman - Wikipedia Fanny Bullock Workman (January 8, 1859 – January 22, 1925) was an American geographer, cartographer, explorer, travel writer, and mountaineer, notably in the Himalayas. She was one of the first female professional mountaineers; she not only explored but Born this day in 1859: Fanny Bullock Workman, American geographer, cartographer, explorer, cross-country bicyclist, travel writer, and mountaineer, notably in the Himalayas. She set several women's altitude records, published eight travel books with her
"07.01.2017 22:52:00" en.wikipedia.org Aga Khan IV - Wikipedia Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, KBE, CC (Persian: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم; Aga Khan is also transliterated as Aqa Khan and Agha Khan; born 13 December 1936) is the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Forbes describes Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, as one of the world's ten richest royals with an estimated net worth of US$800 million (2010). Additionally he is unique among the richest royals, as he does not rule over a geographic
"07.01.2017 22:34:30" Timeline Photos The basking shark is a migratory species, found in all the world's temperate oceans. A slow-moving filter feeder, its name derives from its habit of feeding at the surface, appearing to bask in the warmer water there. Photo by Chris Gotschalk.
"07.01.2017 19:15:00" en.wikipedia.org Bubble wrap - Wikipedia Bubble wrap is a pliable transparent plastic material used for packing fragile items. Regularly spaced, protruding air-filled hemispheres (bubbles) provide cushioning for fragile items. In 1957 two inventors named Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were attempting to create a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper. Although the idea was a failure, they found that what they did make could instead be used as packing material.
"07.01.2017 16:09:00" en.wikipedia.org Weasel - Wikipedia A weasel /ˈwiːzəl/ is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets, and minks. Members of this genus are small, active predators, with long and slender bodies and short Weasels have been assigned a variety of cultural meanings. In Greek culture, for example, a weasel near one's house is a sign of bad luck, even evil, "especially if there is in the household a girl about to be married", since the animal (based on its
"07.01.2017 12:43:01" en.wikipedia.org Guy Menzies - Wikipedia Guy Lambton Menzies (20 August 1909 – 1 November 1940) was an Australian aviator who flew the first solo trans-Tasman flight, from Sydney, Australia to the West Coast of New Zealand, on 7 January 1931. On this day in 1931: Guy Menzies flew the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast. The first crossing of the Tasman by air had been achieved on 10–11
"07.01.2017 09:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Daft Punk - Wikipedia Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The duo achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement and were met with continuous success Before forming Daft Punk in the early 1990s, artists Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo met in 1987 while attending the Lycée Carnot, a secondary school in Paris. Together with Laurent Brancowitz, they formed the guitar-based group called
"07.01.2017 07:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Georgetown–IBM experiment - Wikipedia The Georgetown–IBM experiment was an influential demonstration of machine translation, which was performed during January 7, 1954. Developed jointly by the Georgetown University and IBM, the experiment involved completely automatic translation of more On this day in 1954: The first public demonstration of a machine translation system was held at the head office of IBM in New York. Sentences had to be punched onto cards in order to translate from romanized Russian into English. It had only six grammar
"07.01.2017 04:25:00" en.wikipedia.org Foley (filmmaking) - Wikipedia Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and Foley is the creation of everyday sound effects that are added to films and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. This is achieved by mimicking the the actual sound source in a recording studio (for example, wagging an empty pair of
"06.01.2017 23:28:00" en.wikipedia.org List of Edison patents - Wikipedia Below is a list of Edison patents. Thomas Edison was an inventor who accumulated 2,332 patents worldwide for his inventions. 1,093 of Edison's patents were in the United States, but other patents were approved in countries around the globe. On this day in 1931: Thomas Edison signed his last of 2,332 patent applications. 1,093 of those were filed in the United States, but other patents were approved in countries around the globe.
"06.01.2017 19:21:00" en.wikipedia.org First Morse code demonstration - Wikipedia On January 6, 1838, Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code). --- -. / .--- .- -. ..- .- .-. -.-- / -.... --..-- / .---- ---.. ...-- ---.. --..-- / .- .-.. ..-. .-. . -.. / ...- .- .. .-.. / -.. . -- --- -. ... - .-. .- - . -.. / .- / - . .-.. . --. .-. .- .--. .... / ... -.-- ... - . -- / ..- ... .. -. --. / -..
"06.01.2017 15:56:01" en.wikipedia.org Maria Montessori - Wikipedia Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (Italian pronunciation: [maˈriːa montesˈsɔːri]; August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. On this day in 1907: Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy. Casa dei Bambini, or Children's House, began with 50 or 60 children. In this first classroom, she observed behaviors in these young
"06.01.2017 13:14:00" en.wikipedia.org Joan of Arc - Wikipedia Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc,IPA: [ʒan daʁk]; 6 January c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' Born this day in 1412: Joan of Arc, who was named a heroine of France for her part in the Hundred Years' War. Joan of Arc did not actually come from a place called Arc, but was born and raised as a peasant in the village of Domrémy in what was then the
"06.01.2017 09:41:01" en.wikipedia.org Night of the Big Wind - Wikipedia The Night of the Big Wind (Irish: Oíche na Gaoithe Móire) was a powerful European windstorm that swept across Ireland beginning in the afternoon of 6 January 1839, causing severe damage to property and several hundred deaths; 20% to 25% of houses in north On this day in 1839: The most damaging storm in 300 years swept across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin. The Night of the Big Wind became part of Irish folk tradition. Irish folklore held that Judgment Day would occur
"06.01.2017 08:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Alpine ibex - Wikipedia The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex), also known as the steinbock or bouquetin, is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. It is a sexually dimorphic species with larger males who carry larger, curved horns. The coat colour is During the breeding season, male Alpine ibexes fight for access to females and use their long horns in agonistic behaviors. While they are social creatures by nature, adult males and females tend to segregate for most of the year, coming together only to
"06.01.2017 07:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Alfred Vail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alfred Lewis Vail (September 25, 1807 – January 18, 1859) was an American machinist and inventor. Vail was central, with Samuel F. B. Morse, in developing and commercializing the telegraph between 1837 and 1844. Vail and Morse were the first two On this day in 1838: Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph system using dots and dashes, narrowing preceding Samuel Morse's invention of Morse code. Vail refined Morse's crude prototype to make it suitable for public demonstration and commercial operation.
"06.01.2017 03:29:00" en.wikiquote.org Evelyn Beatrice Hall - Wikiquote Evelyn Beatrice Hall (28 September 1868 – 13 April 1956) was an English writer, who wrote under the name Stephen G. Tallentyre. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Though this famous quote is regularly attributed to Voltaire, it was first uttered by English writer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, writing under the pseudonym of Stephen G.
"05.01.2017 23:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Glasses - Wikipedia Glasses, also known as eyeglasses or spectacles, are devices consisting of lenses mounted in a frame that holds them in front of a person's eyes. Glasses are typically used for vision correction. Safety glasses provide eye protection against flying debris Once seen as unfashionable, eyeglasses have become an acceptable fashion item and often act as a key component in individuals' personal image. Musicians Buddy Holly and John Lennon became synonymous with the styles of eye-glasses they wore to the point
"05.01.2017 19:34:00" en.wikipedia.org Alvin Ailey - Wikipedia Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American Born this day in 1931: American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. At first ambivalent about his career as a dancer, he kept this portion of his life a secret from his mother for the first two years. Years later, he would go on to found the Alvin Ailey
"05.01.2017 17:55:23" We have the grooviest maths. Zoom into a Mandelbrot set by Yan... We have the grooviest maths. Zoom into a Mandelbrot set by Yannick Gingras in public domain on Wikimedia Commons:
"05.01.2017 16:32:03" en.wikipedia.org Eight-hour day - Wikipedia The eight-hour day movement or 40-hour week movement, also known as the short-time movement, was started by James Deb and had its origins in the Industrial Revolution in Britain, where industrial production in large factories transformed working life. The On this day in 1914: The Ford Türkiye announced an eight-hour workday and that it would double workers' pay to a "living wage" of at least US$5 for a day's labor. Companies disliked the idea of reducing the average workday by an hour, but seeing the
"05.01.2017 16:01:38" blog.wikimedia.org Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016's most-read Wikipedia articles – Wikimedia Blog Communications, Featured, Wikipedia, Year in Review Trump, Prince, and Queen Elizabeth: 2016's most-read Wikipedia articles By Ed Erhart, Wikimedia Foundation January 5th, 2017 The English Wikipedia's list is led by the United States president-elect, who Wikipedia's most-read articles of 2016.
"05.01.2017 11:47:00" en.wikipedia.org Hayao Miyazaki - Wikipedia Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao?, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a Born this day in 1941: Japanese animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, whose 2001 film Spirited Away was the first anime film ever to win an American Academy Award. He was inspired to become an animator in part by The Tale of the White
"05.01.2017 07:53:01" en.wikipedia.org Robert-François Damiens - Wikipedia Robert-François Damiens (French pronunciation: [ʁɔbɛʁ fʁɑ̃swa damjɛ̃]; 9 January 1715 – 28 March 1757) was a French domestic servant whose attempted assassination of King Louis XV of France in 1757 culminated in his notorious and controversial public On this day in 1757: Louis XV of France survived an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens. He would be the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for
"05.01.2017 06:17:57" Timeline Photos 10 facts about owls:
They are not waterproof, and can't hunt when it's rainy.
There are more than 200 species.
They can turn their heads 270 degrees.
They can't focus on close-up objects.
Their ears are on the sides. The things on top are
"05.01.2017 03:57:00" en.wikipedia.org Staccato - Wikipedia Staccato [stakˈkaːto] (Italian for "detached") is a form of musical articulation. In modern notation it signifies a note of shortened duration, separated from the note that may follow by silence. It has been described by theorists and appeared in In modern musical notation, staccato signifies a note of shortened duration, separated from the note that may follow by silence. It has been described by theorists and appeared in music since at least 1676.
"04.01.2017 23:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Milk snake - Wikipedia Coluber triangulum LaCépède, 1788Pseudoëlaps Y Berthold, 1843Ablabes triangulum - Duméril & Bibron, 1854Lampropeltis triangula - Cope, 1860Coronella triangulum - Boulenger, 1894Osceola doliata triangula - Cope, 1900 Some milk snakes have a striking resemblance to coral snakes, which are poisonous, and this mimicry likely scares away potential predators. While both milk snakes and coral snakes possess transverse bands of red, black and yellow, common mnemonics can be
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"04.01.2017 19:17:01" en.wikipedia.org Timeline of temperature and pressure measurement technology - Wikipedia Timeline of temperature and pressure measurement technology. A history of temperature measurement and pressure measurement technology. In the 1500s, Galileo Galilei built the thermoscope, a device that showed the variation of heat using the contraction of air to draw water up a tube. Since then, science has introduced dozens of new ways to determine just how cold or hot it really is. A
"04.01.2017 16:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Rose Heilbron - Wikipedia Dame Rose Heilbron DBE QC (19 August 1914 – 8 December 2005) was an outstanding English barrister of the post-war period in the United Kingdom. Her career included many "firsts" for a woman - she was the first woman to win a scholarship to Gray's Inn, one On this day in 1972: Rose Heilbron became the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England. Heilbron's career included many other "firsts" for a woman - she was the first woman to win a scholarship to Gray's Inn, one of the first two
"04.01.2017 13:14:00" en.wikipedia.org January 1998 North American ice storm - Wikipedia The North American Ice Storm of 1998 (also known as Great Ice Storm of 1998) was a massive combination of five smaller successive ice storms in January 1998 that struck a relatively narrow swath of land from eastern Ontario to southern Quebec and Nova On this day in 1998: A massive ice storm struck eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction. Many power lines broke and over 1,000 transmission towers collapsed in chain reactions
"04.01.2017 09:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Samuel Colt - Wikipedia Samuel Colt (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862) was an American inventor and industrialist from Hartford, Connecticut. He founded Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (today, Colt's Manufacturing Company), and made the mass production of the On this day in 1847: Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the United States government. He died 15 years later as one of the wealthiest men in America.
"04.01.2017 07:24:00" en.wikipedia.org Lèse-majesté - Wikipedia Lèse-majesté /ˌliːz ˈmædʒᵻsti/ (French: lèse-majesté [lɛz maʒɛste]; Law French, from the Latin laesa maiestas, "injured majesty"; in English, also lese-majesty, lese majesty or leze majesty) is the crime of violating majesty, an offence against the On this day in 1490: Anne of Brittany announced that all those who would ally with the King of France will be considered guilty of lèse-majesté or "injured majesty", the crime of offending a reigning sovereign's dignity.
"04.01.2017 02:43:00" No, we're not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter. Wikipedia is fighting fake news with a policy of verifiability. #FactsMatter
"04.01.2017 00:58:00" en.wikipedia.org Mary Fields - Wikipedia Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary and Black Mary (c. 1832–1914), was the first African-American woman star route mail carrier in the United States. She was not an employee of the United States Post Office. The Post Office Department did Mary Fields, the first African-American woman to become a star route mail carrier in the United States, never missed a single day of delivering mail with a team of horses and a mule named Moses. If the winter snow was too deep for her horses, Fields
"03.01.2017 23:02:00" blog.wikimedia.org Wikipedia Zero joins Mossab Banat on his trip to freely share human knowledge Wikipedia Zero is a project that aims to provide free access to free knowledge, in places where mobile data is usually unaffordable. Medical student Mossab Banat discovered Wikipedia through zero-rate mobile data. "I had a monthly quota of 500 megabytes,” he said. “That wasn't enough to even update the apps on my mobile phone." Now, he's made over 100K edits to the Arabic Wikipedia.
"03.01.2017 19:21:00" en.wikipedia.org Lucía Zárate - Wikipedia Lucia Zarate (January 2, 1864 – January 15, 1890) was born in San Carlos, which is now the town of Ursulo Galvan, Veracruz, and settled on the Agostadero, now Cempoala, Veracruz, Mexico. Zarate is the first person to have been identified with Majewski Born January 2, 1864: Lucía Zárate, hailed as the "lightest recorded adult", weighing 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg) at the age of 17. She purportedly achieved her full growth by the age of one year. Zárate first worked as part of an act billed as the "Fairy
"03.01.2017 16:38:00" en.wikipedia.org Satoshi Nakamoto - Wikipedia Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or persons who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation, Bitcoin Core. As a part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database. In the process On this day in 2009: The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
"03.01.2017 15:58:03" Timeline Photos CAPTION CONTEST: What is the lion saying in this 1928 photo from Hollywood? (Photo posted in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons.)
"03.01.2017 12:44:00" en.wikipedia.org J. R. R. Tolkien - Wikipedia John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (/ˈtɒlkiːn/;[a] 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known by his pen name J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy Born this day in 1892: J.R.R. Tolkien, English philologist and author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Silmarillion. The sales of his books were so profitable that he regretted that he had not chosen
"03.01.2017 09:01:00" en.wikipedia.org Diacritic - Wikipedia A diacritic – also diacritical mark, diacritical point, or diacritical sign – is a glyph added to a letter, or basic glyph. The term derives from the Ancient Greek διακριτικός (diakritikós, "distinguishing"), from διακρίνω (diakrī́nō, "to distinguish"). An accent added to a letter to change its sound-value is also known as a diacritical mark, diacritical point, or diacritical sign. Here's a list of every type of diacritical mark, and how they're used, in each language:
"03.01.2017 07:54:00" en.wikipedia.org George Martin - Wikipedia Sir George Henry Martin CBE (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle", including by Paul McCartney, in reference to his extensive Born this day in 1926: English composer George Martin, whose acclaimed contributions to The Beatles' career led to him being described as the "Fifth Beatle." Martin also produced two of the best-known James Bond themes, the first being "Goldfinger" by
"03.01.2017 06:42:13" Timeline Photos There are 306 freely licensed media files of the Eiffel Tower on Wikimedia Commons. This one is by Joe deSousa. See more: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Eiffel_Tower #paris
"03.01.2017 04:17:00" en.wikipedia.org Center for the Study of Women in Society - Wikipedia The Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) at the University of Oregon in the United States supports feminist research, teaching, activism and creativity. Established in 1973, it is a non-profit partnership between the Associated Students of the Joan Acker and Miriam Johnson of the Center for the Study of Women in Society found that "Do you shave your legs?" was the question most strongly correlated to identifying with feminism.
"02.01.2017 22:48:00" en.wikipedia.org Franz Kafka - Wikipedia Franz Kafka[a] (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically Franz Kafka's writing has inspired the term "Kafkaesque", in which characters often lack a clear course of action to escape a labyrinthine situation. Kafkaesque elements often appear in existential works, but the term has transcended the literary realm to
"02.01.2017 19:10:00" en.wikipedia.org Peter Sutcliffe - Wikipedia Peter Coonan (born Peter William Sutcliffe, 2 June 1946) is an English serial killer who was dubbed the "Yorkshire Ripper" by the press. In 1981, Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering thirteen women and attempting to murder seven others. On this day in 1981: One of the largest investigations by a British police force ended when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", was finally arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The High Court dismissed an appeal by Sutcliffe nearly
"02.01.2017 16:26:00" en.wikipedia.org Accessibility - Wikipedia Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities. The concept of accessible design and practice of accessible development ensures both "direct access" (i.e. unassisted) and Transit buses were the first type of bus to benefit from low-floor technology for physically disabled patrons. Low-floor buses may be designed with special height adjustment controls that permit a stationary bus to temporarily lower itself to ground
"02.01.2017 13:17:01" en.wikipedia.org North American blizzard of 1999 - Wikipedia The Blizzard of 1999 was a strong winter snowstorm which struck the Midwestern United States and portions of eastern Canada, hitting hardest in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario and Quebec dumping as much as 60 cm (2 feet) of On this day in 1999: A brutal snowstorm smashed into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported.
"02.01.2017 09:30:01" en.wikipedia.org 1973 oil crisis - Wikipedia The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaimed an oil embargo. By the end of the embargo in March 1974, the price of oil had risen from US$3 per barrel to nearly $12 On this day in 1974: The United States President Richard Nixon signed a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
"02.01.2017 07:40:00" en.wikipedia.org Duquesne Spy Ring - Wikipedia The Duquesne Spy Ring is the largest espionage case in United States history that ended in convictions. A total of 33 members of a German espionage network headed by Frederick "Fritz" Joubert Duquesne were convicted after a lengthy investigation by the On this day in 1942: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicted 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring.
"02.01.2017 04:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Free banking - Wikipedia Free banking refers to a monetary arrangement in which banks are subject to no special regulations beyond those applicable to most enterprises, and in which they also are free to issue their own paper currency (banknotes). In a free banking system, market In the 19th century, several Swiss cantons deregulated banking, allowing free entry and issue of notes. Cantons retained jurisdiction over banking until the enactment of the Federal Banking Law of 1881. The centralization of bank notes reduced the problem
"02.01.2017 04:03:24" en.wikipedia.org 1917 - Wikipedia 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Julian calendar, the 1917th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, What was 1917 like? The United States declared war on Germany, joining a world war begun three years before. Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks took the Winter Palace in Russia. Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence captured Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire.
"01.01.2017 23:28:00" en.wikipedia.org Airdancer - Wikipedia An AirDancer, also known as a SkyDancer, is an inflatable moving advertising product comprising a long fabric tube (with two or more outlets), which is attached to and powered by an electrical fan. As the electrical fan blows air through the fabric tube, The patented design of an AirDancer was invented by Peter Minshall, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago, along with a team that included Israeli artist Doron Gazit, for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Minshall originally called his invention the Tall Boy.
"01.01.2017 21:33:00" Bambi trailer Tyrus Wong, who died Friday at 106, inspired the look of Disney's "Bambi," and was its lead artist. His contribution was not recognized for decades. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrus_Wong
"01.01.2017 19:08:00" en.wikipedia.org J. D. Salinger - Wikipedia Jerome David "J.D." Salinger (/ˈsælᵻndʒər/; January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who is known for his widely-read novel, Catcher in the Rye. Following his early success publishing short stories and Catcher in the Rye, Salinger led a Born this day in 1919: J. D. Salinger, the famously reclusive American author. He is known for writing The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, but published his last public work in 1965 and last granted an interview in 1980.
"01.01.2017 13:23:01" en.wikipedia.org Julius Caesar - Wikipedia Gaius Julius Caesar[b] (Classical Latin: [ˈɡaː.i.ʊs ˈjuː.li.ʊs ˈkae̯.sar]; 13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led On this day in 42 BCE: Julius Caesar was deified by the Roman Senate, two years after he was assassinated by a conspiracy of several dozen Roman senators.
"01.01.2017 10:02:10" Photos from Wikipedia's post Born this day in 1864: Alfred Stieglitz, an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form.
"01.01.2017 07:02:01" en.wikipedia.org Stephen I of Hungary - Wikipedia Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen (Hungarian: Szent István király; Latin: Sanctus Stephanus; Slovak: Štefan I. or Štefan Veľký; c. 975 – 15 August 1038 AD), was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first On this day in 1001: The Pope named Stephen I the first King of Hungary. He would become one of the most important statesmen in the history of the country.
"01.01.2017 03:07:00" en.wikipedia.org Illegal logging in Madagascar - Wikipedia Illegal logging has been a problem in Madagascar for decades and is perpetuated by extreme poverty and government corruption. Often taking the form of selective logging, the trade has been driven by high international demand for expensive, fine-grained One of the most significant components of Madagascar's economy has been illegal logging, particularly of the valuable, dense, hardwoods known as rosewood and ebony.
"01.01.2017 01:37:00" en.wikipedia.org Pregnancy over age 50 - Wikipedia Pregnancy over age 50 has, over recent years, become more possible for women, due to recent advances in assisted reproductive technology, in particular egg donation. Typically, a woman's fecundity ends with menopause, which by definition is 12 consecutive The oldest mother to date to conceive, was 71 years, and the youngest mother, 5 years old. According to statistics from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, in the UK more than 20 babies are born to women over age 50 per year through in-vitro
"01.01.2017 01:27:50" en.wikipedia.org 2017 Istanbul nightclub attack - Wikipedia An attack on a nightclub in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul on January 1, 2017, just after the start of the new year, which killed and injured several people. The attack occurred at the nightclub Reina in Ortaköy at around 01:30 (UTC+3). Wikipedians are updating an article on a nightclub shooting in Istanbul, Turkey, where at least 35 people have been killed.
"31.12.2016 23:04:00" en.wikipedia.org Kebab - Wikipedia Kebab (also American kabob) are various Middle Eastern dishes originally based on grilled meat, and now with many variants. Two of the best-known kebab dishes are shish kebab and doner kebab. In Bulgaria, the word кебап (kebap) is a generic term for meat stews with few or no vegetables. The döner kebab is widespread as fast food and is called дюнер (dyuner). A list of the world's traditional kebabs:
"31.12.2016 19:43:00" en.wikipedia.org Two-stroke engine - Wikipedia A two-stroke, or two-cycle, engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle with two strokes (up and down movements) of the piston during only one crankshaft revolution. This is in contrast to a "four-stroke engine", which On this day in 1878: Karl Benz, working in Mannheim, Germany, filed for a patent on his first reliable two-stroke gas engine, and he was granted the patent in 1879.
"31.12.2016 16:06:15" en.wikipedia.org List of films set around New Year - Wikipedia A list of films set around the start of the New Year:
"31.12.2016 13:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Times Square Ball - Wikipedia The Times Square Ball is a time ball located in New York City's Times Square. Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball On this night in 1907: The first New Year's Eve ball drop took place in Longacre Square. The ball was built from iron and wood, electrically lit with 100 incandescent light bulbs, and weighed 700 pounds. Today the ball features a computerized LED lighting
"31.12.2016 09:59:01" Timeline Photos Happy #2017 to Samoa, Tonga and Christmas island (Kiribati)! First time zone just hit new year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Time #happynewyear
"31.12.2016 07:52:01" en.wikipedia.org Iguanodon - Wikipedia Iguanodon (/ᵻˈɡwɑːnədɒn/ i-GWAH-nə-don; meaning "iguana-tooth") is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that existed roughly halfway between the first of the swift bipedal hypsilophodontids of the mid-Jurassic and the duck-billed dinosaurs of the late On this day in 1853: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen hosted a banquet for twenty people inside a life-size sculpture of an Iguanodon dinosaur.
"31.12.2016 03:31:00" en.wikipedia.org Arctostaphylos manzanita - Wikipedia One of many species of manzanita, Arctostaphylos manzanita has the common names Common manzanita and Whiteleaf manzanita. A manzanita tree's fruit is edible and has a pleasant tartness, but it causes gastrointestinal upset if eaten in large quantities. It has historically been brewed into a cider.
"30.12.2016 22:50:00" en.wikipedia.org Pinus longaeva - Wikipedia Pinus longaeva (commonly referred to as the Great Basin bristlecone pine, intermountain bristlecone pine, or western bristlecone pine) is a long-living species of bristlecone pine tree found in the higher mountains of California, Nevada, and At 5,066 years old, one Great Basin bristlecone pine is the oldest known living non-clonal organism on Earth. This is the oldest known tree in North America, and the oldest known individual tree in the world, although a clonal individual, nicknamed "Old
"30.12.2016 15:44:00" en.wikipedia.org Fitzpatrick scale - Wikipedia The Fitzpatrick scale (also Fitzpatrick skin typing test; or Fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. It was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick as a way to estimate the response of different types The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification schema for human skin color developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick as a way to estimate the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) light.
"30.12.2016 12:51:00" en.wikipedia.org Ernie McLea - Wikipedia Ernest Hope "Ernie" McLea (February 5, 1876 – June 17, 1931) was a Canadian ice hockey player. McLea played in the 1890s for the Montreal Victorias and was a member of four Stanley Cup-winning teams. He scored the first hat trick in Stanley Cup play, and On this day in 1896: Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scored the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play on the way to winning it for the Montreal Victorias.
"30.12.2016 09:32:00" en.wikipedia.org History of poker - Wikipedia The game of poker was developed some time during the early 19th century in the United States. Since those early beginnings, poker has grown to become an extremely popular pastime throughout the world. In New Orleans in 1829, poker was played with a deck of 20 cards, and four players betting on which player's hand was the most valuable. As it spread north along the Mississippi River and to the West during the gold rush, it is thought to have become a
"30.12.2016 07:23:00" en.wikipedia.org Yvonne Brill - Wikipedia Yvonne Madelaine Brill (née Claeys; December 30, 1924 – March 27, 2013) was a Canadian-American propulsion engineer best known for her development of rocket and jet propulsion technologies. During her career she was involved in a broad range of Born this day in 1924: Yvonne Brill, a Canadian-American propulsion engineer who worked with NASA and the International Maritime Satellite Organization. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from US President Barack Obama in 2011.
"30.12.2016 03:39:00" en.wikipedia.org Václav Havel - Wikipedia Václav Havel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːt͡slav ˈɦavɛl] ( listen); 5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech writer, philosopher, political dissident, and statesman. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the last president of Czechoslovakia. He then On this day in 1989: Czech writer, philosopher and dissident Václav Havel was elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
"30.12.2016 01:54:00" en.wikipedia.org Anglo-American loan - Wikipedia The Anglo-American Loan Agreement was a post World War II loan made to the United Kingdom by the United States on 15 July 1946, and paid off in 2006. The loan was negotiated by John Maynard Keynes. The loan was for $3.75 billion (US$57 billion in This day in 2006: The United Kingdom paid off its post-World War II Anglo-American Loan Agreement, sixty years after it was first loaned with 2% interest.
"29.12.2016 23:15:00" No, we're not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter. Wikipedia is fighting fake news with a policy of verifiability: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/12/27/not-post-fact-world/ #FactsMatter
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"29.12.2016 19:45:00" commons.wikimedia.org Category:Pau Casals - Wikimedia Commons Born this day in 1876: Spanish cellist Pablo Casals, widely regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest of all time. Listen to his compositions for free on Wikimedia Commons:
"29.12.2016 15:43:01" en.wikipedia.org Warrior-class ironclad - Wikipedia The Warrior-class ironclads were a class of two warships built for the Royal Navy between 1859 and 1862, the first ocean-going ironclads with iron hulls ever constructed. The ships were designed as armoured frigates in response to an invasion scare On this day in 1860: HMS Warrior, a British warship, was launched. The vessel helped change naval warfare thanks to its use of screw propellers, iron hulls, and iron armor.
"29.12.2016 13:35:01" en.wikipedia.org San Francisco Municipal Railway - Wikipedia The San Francisco Municipal Railway (SF Muni or Muni) is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. In 2006, it served 46.7 square miles (121 km2) with an operating budget of about $700 million. In ridership Muni is On this day in 1912: The first municipally-owned streetcars took to the streets in San Francisco. During that year, the average speed of the city's public transit was approximately 8.5 miles per hour – slightly faster than the average speed of 8.1 in
"29.12.2016 11:16:00" en.wikipedia.org Qigong - Wikipedia Kung fu (功夫)Shifu (師傅)Waijia (外家)Chin Na (擒拿)Fa jin (發勁)Neigong (內功)Neijia (內家)Qi (氣)Qigong (氣功)Yin and yang A wide variety of qigong forms have developed within different segments of Chinese society: in traditional Chinese medicine for preventive and curative functions, in Confucianism to promote longevity and improve moral character, in Daoism and Buddhism as
"29.12.2016 09:13:00" en.wikipedia.org Hot spring - Wikipedia A hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth's crust. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of the earth. While some of these springs contain water that is Water issuing from a hot spring is heated geothermally, that is, with heat produced from the Earth's mantle. The temperature of rocks within the earth generally increases with depth. If water percolates deeply enough into the crust, it will be heated as
"29.12.2016 07:05:01" en.wikipedia.org Charles Macintosh - Wikipedia Charles Macintosh FRS (29 December 1766 – 25 July 1843) was a Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics. The Mackintosh raincoat (the variant spelling is now standard) is named for him. Born this day in 1766 and subject of Google's Doodle: Charles Macintosh, chemist and inventor of waterproof fabric. Did you know? Scottish inventors also helped to bring the world refrigerators, electric clocks, Penicillin, fax machines, postage stamps,
"29.12.2016 03:03:00" en.wikipedia.org Quails in cookery - Wikipedia Both Old World and New World quail include edible game species. The common quail used to be much favoured in French cooking, but quail for the table are now more likely to be domesticated Japanese quail. The common quail is also part of Polish cuisine, A persistent myth holds that it is impossible to eat quail every day for a month. This has been the subject of a number of proposition bets; however, it has been achieved on several occasions.
"29.12.2016 02:21:49" en.wikipedia.org Debbie Reynolds - Wikipedia Wikipedians are updating the article on actress Debbie Reynolds, who has died a day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.
"28.12.2016 23:22:00" 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 the 2010 television program Times Talk, The New York Times columnist David Carr asked Carrie Fisher about the Star Wars Holiday Special; she said that she made George Lucas give her a copy of the special in exchange for recording DVD commentary for the
"28.12.2016 19:24:00" en.wikipedia.org McGurk effect - Wikipedia The McGurk effect is a perceptual phenomenon that demonstrates an interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception. The illusion occurs when the auditory component of one sound is paired with the visual component of another sound, leading to People who are better at sensory integration have been shown to be more susceptible to the McGurk effect than others. This effect may be experienced when a video of one phoneme's production is dubbed with a sound-recording of a different phoneme being