A radian is a unit of angular measure. A turn in a full circle has an angle of 2π radians. This animation is a new featured picture.
This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from May 19, 2013 through May 25, 2013.
An ad for Gagak Item, a 1939 film made in the Dutch East Indies, from the new featured article.
A Norman Cob horse, from the new featured article.
A replica of a helmet found at Sutton Hoo; the original, which was buried with an Anglo-Saxon leader, dated from c. 620. From the new featured article.
Twelve featured articles were promoted this week.
Marie Lloyd (nom) by Cassianto. Lloyd was an English music hall singer, comedienne and musical theatre actress during the late 19th and early 20th centuries who frequently employed innuendo and double entendre during her performances.
Madeline Montalban (nom) by Midnightblueowl. Montalban was an English astrologer and ceremonial magician who co-founded the esoteric organisation known as the Order of the Morning Star, through which she propagated her own form of Luciferianism.
23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama (2nd Croatian) (nom) by Peacemaker67. The division was part of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the German Nazi Party, and was composed of German officers and Bosnian Muslim soldiers. The division disbanded after the latter revolted, thanks to the realization that (in Peacemaker's words) "their German sponsors would leave them to the tender mercies of the Yugoslav Partisans and Russians."
Rudd Concession (nom) by Cliftonian. Granted in 1888, the written concession for exclusive mining rights in Matabeleland, Mashonaland and other adjoining territories was later disavowed by one of the original principal signatories, King Lobengula of Matabeleland.
Gagak Item (nom) by Crisco 1492. Gagak Item is a 1939 film that was made in the Dutch East Indies, or present-day Indonesia. The latest of several articles on Indonesian cinema by Crisco1492, the film was a bandit film that featured a main character similar to Zorro.
Jack Hobbs (nom) by Sarastro1. Hobbs, according to the Sarastro1, is "generally rated among the top cricketers of all time, and was something of a pioneer in terms of batting technique and in establishing professional cricket as a respected occupation. He scored more first-class runs than anyone is ever going to again, was lauded wherever he played and was successful into his mid-40s at the top level."
Banksia dentata (nom) by Casliber. This tree, which is found in northern Australia, southern New Guinea, and the Aru Islands, is the latest featured article in an already frighteningly large series on the Banksia genus.
Norman Cob (nom) by Dana boomer. The Norman Cob is a light draft horse that originated in the province of Normandy in northern France. Dana boomer commented that it had a "happier" history than some of her other articles on French horses, as "after the event of mechanization it found another use besides being bred for the meat market."
Middle Ages (nom) by Ealdgyth, Johnbod and Eric Corbett. The Middle Ages was a period of history corresponding to the fifth to the fifteenth centuries in Europe. Described by Ealdgyth as a "labor of love" and "probably the best short introduction to the very large topic on the web", the article is the product of nearly two years of work.
Woolly mammoth (nom) by FunkMonk. The Woolly mammoth was one of the last mammoths species in the world when they went extinct. Carcasses of these long-dead creatures are being discovered in Siberia and Alaska—including one this week where liquid blood was extracted—giving the possibility that the species could be revived through cloning.
Four featured lists were promoted this week.
Citra Award for Best Leading Actress (nom) by Crisco 1492. The Citra Award for Best Leading Actress is an Indonesian award given at the Indonesian Film Festival and first awarded to Indonesian actresses Dhalia and Fifi Young in 1955 for their achievements in lead roles. The prize is described as the most prestigious award of Indonesia, and is often called as "Indonesia's equivalent to the Oscars".
84th Academy Awards (nom) by Birdienest81. The 84th ceremony of the Academy Awards were held at the Hollywood and Highland Center Theatre, and saw French romantic comedy-drama film The Artist be awarded Best Picture, the first silent feature to win such award since 1927. Martin Scorsese's historical adventure drama film Hugo won five awards. The ceremony attracted 39 million viewers from North America.
List of Academy Awards for Walt Disney (nom) by Surge elec. Throughout his film career, American animator Walt Disney won or received a total of twenty-six Academy Awards, which is the most ever received by any person in history. Twenty-two of such awards were won out of fifty-nine nominations, while the rest were honorary awards for his career achievements in animation. He also holds the records for most wins and most nominations for an individual.
List of highest scoring NBA games (nom) by Chrishmt0423. Since the implementation of the 24-second shot clock by the NBA in the beginning of the 1954–55 season, NBA games' scoring totals experienced a considerable increase, resulting in the highest scoring matches, which all have happened during the shot-clock era. The highest-scoring game is the triple-overtime game between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets on December 1983, when both teams combined to score 370 points.
A male Mandarin Duck
American actress Jaimie Alexander
Grose Valley, Australia
Twelve featured pictures were promoted this week.
Grose Valley (nom) created and nominated by Diliff. Grose Valley is in New South Wales, Australia. Much of the valley is in Blue Mountains National Park. There is public access to the valley only for hiking.
Mandarin Duck (nom) created and nominated by Diliff. The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) is closely related to the North American wood duck. It is an East Asian perching duck with a wingspan of 65–75 centimeters. Breeding populations of the bird exist in Russia, China, and Japan. There are also breeding populations in Europe and North America.
Jaimie Alexander (nom) created by Richard Goldschmidt and nominated by Keraunoscopia. Jaimie Alexander (born 1984) is an American actress. She has appeared on television in Kyle XY and in the movie Thor.
Young Hare (nom) created by Albrecht Dürer and nominated by Crisco 1492. Young Hare (German: Feldhase) was painted in 1502 by Albrecht Dürer. Numerous contemporaries of Dürer adapted the same subject and style. The original is considered a masterpiece.
Radian (nom) created by LucasVB and nominated by Vobedd. A radian is an unit of angular measure. In physics, angular velocity is often measured in radians per second. Radians are also used in astronomy and gunnery. The concept of the radian is normally credited to English mathematician Roger Cotes.
Yellow mongoose (nom) created by Yathin_sk and nominated by Alborzagros. The Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) is a small animal with a habitat in several African countries. Adults reach approximately 20 inches (500 mm) in length.
Self-portrait (nom) created by Gilbert Stuart and nominated by Keraunoscopia. Gilbert Stuart (1755 – 1828) was an American painter. He is well known for his portraits, including those of the first six presidents of the United States.
Cantino planisphere (nom) created by an unknown Portugese cartographer and nominated by Alvesgaspar. The Cantino planisphere is the oldest surviving map showing geographic discoveries by Portugese explorers in the East and West. The map is also the oldest surviving nautical chart showing where certain places appear according to their astronomically-observed latitudes. The map is currently at the Biblioteca Estense (Estense Library) in Italy.
George Juskalian (nom) from the archives of the Juskalian family and nominated by Proudbolsahye. George Juskalian (Armenian: Գևորգ Ժուսգալեան) (1914 – 2010) was a highly decorated United States Army officer. He fought in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1967 as a colonel. His awards include two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, four Bronze Stars, and the Air Medal.
Yellow Tang (nom) created by Lviatour and nominated by Tomer T. The yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) is a popular saltwater aquarium fish. Adults can grow up to 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) in length. In the wild they are found near shallow reefs.