Two Lesser Kestrels (Falco naumanni) mating. This is a new featured picture.
This edition covers content promoted between 1 and 7 September 2013
Four articles were promoted this week:
NGC 6752 globular cluster as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. A new featured picture.
Tintin in the Congo (nom) by Prhartcom and Midnightblueowl. Tintin in the Congo is the second volume of Hergé's comic series The Adventures of Tintin, serialised weekly from May 1930 to June 1931. It tells the story of Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are sent to the Belgian Congo to report on events in the country, unearthing a criminal diamond smuggling operation run by the American gangster Al Capone.
SMS Posen (nom) by Parsecboy. The Posen was one of four battleships belonging to the Nassau class, the first dreadnoughts built for the German Imperial Navy. Equipped with a main battery of twelve guns in six twin turrets, the Posen was commissioned into the High Seas Fleet on 31 May 1910. She was ceded to the British in 1919 as a replacement for the ships that had been sunken during World War I, and was scrapped in the Netherlands three years later.
Throffer (nom) by J Milburn. A throffer is a proposal that mixes an offer with a threat which will be carried out if the offer is not accepted. The term belongs to political philosophy, and was first used in print by political philosopher Hillel Steiner, although it has not been universally adopted.
George S. Patton (nom) by Ed!. Patton (1885–1945) was a United States Army general best known for his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, during World War II. Born in 1885 to a family with an extensive military background, Patton became the military governor of Bavaria, but he was relieved of this post because of his statements on denazification.
Eight lists were promoted this week:
The Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki). A new featured picture.
A home destroyed by one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes that swept across eastern Oklahoma on May 10. A new featured picture.
The Office (U.S. season 8) (nom) by Gen. Quon. American television comedy The Office's eight season commenced airing in the United States on September 22, 2011, and concluded on May 10, 2012, consisting of 24 episodes. The eighth season largely centers around Andy Bernard's ascension to regional manager, as well as the antics of Robert California, the new CEO of Sabre, a fictional printer company that owns Dunder Mifflin.
List of aircraft accidents and incidents resulting in at least 50 fatalities (nom) by Godot13. Since 1923, at least 512 aircraft accidents and incidents with more than 50 casualties have taken place. Two hundred of these occurrences have involved at least 100 fatalities, and 31 have had more than 200 fatalities. The deadliest of these are the two Boeing 767 airplanes that crashed against the World Trade Center in 2001, causing almost 3,000 casualties.
Robbie Williams discography (nom) by Sufur222. English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams has released ten studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, one extended play, nine video albums, and thirty-eight singles throughout his fifteen-year solo career. He was also part of English band Take That from 1990 until 1995, with whom he released two studio albums, with a third album in 2010.
List of states and territories of the United States (nom) by Toa Nidhiki05. The United States of America is composed of 50 states and one federal district, Washington D.C. Additionally, it also has control over fourteen territories. Five of them have a permanent, nonmilitary population. With the exception of Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are located in the Caribbean, all territories are located in the Pacific Ocean.
List of Olympic men's ice hockey players for Switzerland (nom) by FutureNJGov. Switzerland has participated in 15 of 22 Olympic Games' ice men hockey tournaments, sending 26 goaltenders and 175 skaters. The country has won two bronze medals in men's ice hockey, in 1928 and 1948. Of all players, four have been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.