Boeing C-17 Globemaster III in Australian service (nom) nominated by Nick-D. The Royal Australian Air Force operates six Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. These military transport aircraft have served in Afghanistan, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and elsewhere to support military and humanitarian operations.
Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence (nom) nominated by Cliftonian. Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Cabinet of Rhodesia on 11 November 1965, announcing that the territory considered itself independent of Britain. After much controversy between Rhodesia and Britain and internal conflict in Rhodesia, Britain granted independence to Rhodesia in 1980.
Dresden Triptych (nom) nominated by Ceoil and Victoriaearle. The Dresden Triptych is a small hinged-triptych altarpiece dated 1437. The artist was Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck. The donor who commissioned the work was likely a member of the Giustiniani family in Genoa, Italy.
Hyderabad, India (nom) nominated by Omer123hussain. This article achieved Featured status on its sixth nomination. The City of Hyderabad, India, had a population of 6.8 million in 2011. The city was established in 1591. In the past it was known for its role in the trade of pearl and diamond. Today it is a major economic center with a GDP of US$74 billion in 2011–12 and industries such as information technology, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and finance. However, it also has a large informal economy with about 30% of the labor force, and an estimated slum population of 1.7 million in 2012. Local landmarks include the Charminar mosque and the Golkonda hill, known for its gem mines.
Starfish (nom) nominated by LittleJerry, Chiswick Chap and Cwmhiraeth. Starfish, or Asteroidea, are a class of animals that includes approximately 1,500 species around the world. Starfish inhabit every ocean, and may be found from the surface to a depth of 6,000 meters (20,000 feet). The fossil record for starfish dates back approximately 450 million years.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned (nom) nominated by Hahc21. Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned is a cancelled video game developed by Propaganda Games that was to be published by Disney Interactive Studios. The game was announced in 2009 and cancelled in 2010. The game was intended to be an action-adventure role-playing game with an open world environment.
List of coastal defense ships of Germany (nom) by Parsecboy. Germany built a series of coastal defense ships during the 1880s to protect its coastline. Eight ships were made in total, and all of them were modernized between 1898 and 1904. By the 1920s, three were converted into merchant ships, while the rest were broken up for scrap.
The Lonely Island discography (nom) by Holiday56. American comedy music troupe The Lonely Island has released three studio albums and eighteen singles since their beginning in 2009. Created from sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, the band includes Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
List of municipalities in Ontario (nom) by Mattximus. The Canadian province of Ontario has an area of almost a million square kilometers and a population in 2011 of 12,851,821, which was over a third of Canada's total population that year. The province has 444 municipalities, including the Canadian national capital of Ottawa and its largest city, Toronto.
List of colonial governors of New Jersey (nom) by ColonelHenry. New Jersey was originally a territory settled by Dutch and Swedish colonists in the 17th century. Before the United States declared independence in 1776, the area mostly belonged to the English, under which it was controlled by colonial governors.
A World War I poster for British armed forces recruiting.
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Neutral density filter (nom) created by Robert Emperley and nominated by Kimsey0. A neutral density filter modifies the intensity of all colors of light evenly. These filters are used in photography and optics.
Siegestor (nom) created by Der Wolf im Wald and nominated by Tomer T. The Siegestor (Victory Gate) in Munich, Germany, originally celebrated the Bavarian army. It sustained heavy damage in World War II and is now a monument to peace. It now has an inscription which translates to "Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, reminding of peace". The gate is approximately 21 meters (206 feet) high.
Crew of the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (nom) created by NASA and restored by Adam Cuerden and nominated by Adam Cuerden. The Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) (Russian Экспериментальный полёт «Союз» — «Аполлон», "Experimental flight Soyuz-Apollo"), was the first joint space flight of the United States and Russia. The flight occurred in 1975.
Pony Express map (nom) created by illustrated by William Henry Jackson, text by Howard Roscoe Driggs, restored by Crisco 1492 and nominated by Crisco 1492. The pony express was a multi-state mail delivery service that crossed from Missouri to California. For a time it was the most direct route of communication between the eastern and western portions of the United States.