Little Moreton Hall (nom) by George Ponderevo and MarchOrDie. Little Moreton Hall is a moated half-timbered manor house southwest of Congleton in Cheshire, England. First built for William Moreton in about 1504–08, the building was completed in stages by 1610. The Grade I listed building remained in the possession of the Moreton family until 1938, when ownership was transferred to the National Trust. It is open to the public from April to December each year.
Drowned God: Conspiracy of the Ages (nom) by Torchiest. Drowned God is a 1996 video game developed by Epic Multimedia Group. The game propounds the conspiracy theory that all of human history is a lie and the human race's development and evolution were aided by extra-terrestrials. At first a commercial success, the game suffered from bugs and a lack of technical support. Drowned God received mixed reviews.
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in Australian service (nom) by Nick-D. The Royal Australian Air Force operated 24 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II fighter-bomber aircraft between 1970 and 1973. Leased temporarily from the United States Air Force, the aircraft were popular. The Phantom II had been evaluated by the RAAF to replace its English Electric Canberra bombers, but ultimately lost out to the General Dynamics F-111C.
Blockhaus d'Éperlecques (nom) by Prioryman. The Blockhaus d'Éperlecques is a Second World War bunker in the Pas-de-Calais region of France. Built by Nazi Germany between March 1943 and July 1944, the bunker was meant to accommodate over 100 V-2 missiles at a time and to launch up to 36 daily, targeting London and southern England. Damaged extensively by Allied bombing raids, the bunker was never completed. It now serves as part of a museum and has been designated a monument historique.
Shunzhi Emperor (nom) by Madalibi. Fulin, best known as the Shunzhi Emperor (1638–1661), was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty and the first Qing emperor to rule over a united China. He took the throne at age six, with the co-regent Dorgon in command. The Zhunzhi Emperor began ruling in 1650 and tried to fight corruption and reduce the political influence of the Manchu nobility. By 1661 his armies had defeated the Qing's last enemies.
Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (nom) by Hawkeye7. American comedian Stephen Colbert was the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington D.C., where he gave a 16-minute tongue-in-cheek podium speech and a 7-minute video presentation targeting President George W. Bush and the media. The performance, a parody of conservative pundits, quickly became an internet sensation.
Amphibian (nom) by Cwmhiraeth and Axl. Amphibians are four-footed vertebrates; most undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult form with lungs. The earliest amphibians evolved in the Devonian Period. In recent decades there has been a dramatic decline in amphibian populations for many species around the globe.
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List of battlecruisers (nom) by Parsecboy. In the early 20th century eight navies constructed or planned to build battlecruisers. The first such ships were built by the British, with Germany following soon after. Construction halted almost entirely after World War II.