Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio:
When a map, dating from fifteen sixty-two,
The Americas, precisely described, promised you,
It might well be very good, I guess,
But not for use in GPS.
Still, to it, let's raise our flagons,
For now we know: there be dragons.
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Having gunpowder hurled your way
Is known for screwing up your day.
Nor will there be a wondrous time
If you are hit with flaming lime.
As such, the Song's ships readily won Caishi, eleven sixty-one
European Nightjar(nominated by Jimfbleak) This bird, Caprimulgus europaeus, is a nocturnal creature that is found in Europe and Asia. There are six subspecies. "Caprimulgus is derived from the Latin capra, "nanny goat", and mulgere, "to milk", referring to an old myth that nightjars suck milk from goats".
"Spinning Around"(nominated by WonderBoy1998) Australian artist Kylie Minogue had a disappointing reception to her sixth studio album, Impossible Princess. This song was recorded for her seventh studio album Light Years (2000) which was more favorably reviewed. The music video for the song was noted for the appearance of Minogue's gold hotpants.
Dishonored(nominated by Darkwarriorblake) This 2012 video game is set in the dystopian city of Dunwall. The main character is a bodyguard who is framed for the murder of the Empress of the Isles. The game is noted for allowing the player to choose several methods of accomplishing missions including nonlethal options. "During development, test players discovered methods of exploiting the available powers and abilities to achieve unexpected outcomes; instead of restricting these techniques, the designers attempted to redesign levels to accommodate them."
Formula, Vol. 1(nominated by Magiciandude) This debut album of American singer-songwriter Romeo Santos was released in 2011. Over 300,000 copies were sold and the album received generally favorable reviews including a Grammy nomination. "A deluxe edition of the album containing five extra tracks was released exclusively in Walmart retail stores in the United States."
Battle of Caishi(nominated by Khanate General) The Battle of Caishi (Battle of Ts'ai-shih; Chinese: 采石之戰) was a naval battle that occurred in November of the Western year 1161. Over 18,000 soldiers participated in the battle. The commander of the losing side, Prince Hailing, was assassinated by his men soon after the defeat.
Horrible Histories (2009 TV series)(nominated by Shoebox2) This children's sketch comedy television series was broadcast on CBBC. The television series is based on the book series of the same name. The television episodes continue "the franchise's overall irreverent but accurate focus on the dark, gruesome or scatological aspects of British and other Western world history..."
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II(nominated by Parsecboy) This pre-dreadnaught battleship participated in training exercises and port visits from 1902 to 1906 as flagship of the German High Seas Fleet. In World War I, the ship served in coastal defense until its age and crew shortages resulted in it being reassigned to duty as a command ship.
I like big butts, and I cannot lie.
You other brothers can't deny,
When you see a man getting out of his bath
And an artist draws his gaff
You got art.
Wadi Bani Khalid(created by Richard Bartz, nominated by Tomer T) In the nomination of this gorgeous image, there was a complaint that people's knowledge of geography wouldn't stretch to this valley. We at the Signpost trust in our reader's intelligence more than that
The arms of this spiral gallery, NGC 4414, are rich in dust, an indicator of stellar nurseries – and, indeed, are full of young, blue stars. So remember, when sweeping up with your light-year-sized broom, it's best not to clean too much, lest you make the universe too sterile. (Created by NASA, nominated by The Herald)