Nintendo DSi (nom) by Ryūkotsusei. This handheld game console with two screens was first released in 2008 as an update to 2004's Nintendo DS. The Nintendo DSi XL, with a larger screen and overall size, was introduced in 2009. As of June 2013, Nintendo had sold over 41 million DSi and DSi XL units combined.
Roger Norreis (nom) by Ealdgyth. Norreis, an abbot of Evesham who lived in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, was often embroiled in disputes with his colleagues and superiors. Despite being judged as energetic and enterprising, the abbot turned to making a tidy profit for himself through his religious office before being deposed by a papal legate.
Bobby Gibbes (nom) by Ian Rose. Gibbes was an Australian fighter ace who scored at least 10¼ aerial victories during World War II. He served primarily in the Middle East and South Pacific, and after the war's conclusion, continued flying civilian aircraft, even going on to found an airline. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004.
Benjamin Disraeli (nom) by Tim riley and Wehwalt. Disraeli was a noted Conservative British prime minister, and the only one of Jewish descent. His stints in office were dominated by foreign policy issues. He also authored 18 works of fiction and 8 non-fiction books before his death in 1881.
Hurricane Nadine (2012) (nom) by 12george1. The fourth longest-lived Atlantic cyclone on record, Hurricane Nadine lasted for 24 days in 2012. Nadine made two passes at the Azores, causing some damage on the island of Pico, before dissipating and causing heavy rainfall in the United Kingdom.
Southern Rhodesia in World War I (nom) by Cliftonian. As a territory of the British Empire governed by the British South Africa Company, Southern Rhodesia contributed to the Allied war effort in World War I primarily by providing recruits to serve in the British Army. Although there was no conscription, more than 8,200 Rhodesian soldiers served, and more than 800 lost their lives in war operations.
Two featured pictures were promoted this week.
Pelagia noctiluca (nom) created by Hans Hillewaert and nominated by Tomer T. Pelagia noctiluca is a jellyfish found throughout the world in warm, temperate waters. Despite being known in Europe as the "mauve stinger", the jellyfish can be found in colorations varying from pink to golden yellow.
Fantasia (culture) (nom) created by Priest Maxim Massalitin and nominated by Tomer T. A fantasia, also known as a lab el baroud ("the gunpowder play"), is an exhibition of horsemanship performed traditionally in Morocco. Symbolic of Berber and Arabic desert warfare, the fantasia culminates typically in a simultaneous discharge of antique guns.
Pelagia noctiluca, or the "mauve stinger", a particularly destructive, yet attractive, jellyfish.
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