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  1. Warship diagram from 1728
  2. Typography sample from 1728
  3. 1927 Solvay Conference on Physics
  4. Cloud motion on Jupiter
  5. Lowering the flag on Zuikaku
  6. Uncle Sam poster
  7. Castle Neuschwanstein
  8. Lewis and Clark expedition map
  9. Nez Perce warrior on horse
  10. Apache Wickiup
  11. Fjords of Greenland
  12. Low pressure area over Iceland
  13. Madhist in Omdurman, Sudan
  14. Glacial lakes in Bhutan
  15. Barren Ground Caribou
  16. Canyon De Chelly National Monument
  17. Salvage ethnography (Hupa fisherman)
  18. First Wright brothers flight
  19. Bronc riding
  20. Most likely the first photograph ever
  21. Red-crested Pochard
  22. The only known photo of Frédéric Chopin
  23. A vitrification experiment
  24. Radomes
  25. Static jump
  26. F-15 Eagle
  27. Peacock mite on a tea stem
  28. Adult citrus root weevil (Curculionidae)
  29. Von Kármán vortex street
  30. Snowflake magnification series; low-temperature scanning electron microscope
  31. Magellanic penguin, near Punta Arena, Chile, its natural summer habitat
  32. 2002 U.S. Lincoln cent, obverse,proof cameo
  33. Lake effect snow on the Great Lakes
  34. Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas
  35. Child laborer from 1910
  36. Zuni girl with jar
  37. Bison skull pile

Did you know...

Here are facts that were used on DYK from articles I created or expanded beyond stubs, ordered from oldest (top) to newest (bottom).

Current or recent work

Odd 1728 entries

Here are some odd, humorous, obsolete, shocking, or generally interesting entries I've found while reading through the 1728 Cyclopaedia:

Algarot: ... This is also called Emetic Pouder—It purges violently both upwards and downwards.
Burning: in our antient Customs, was an infectious Disease, got in the Stews, by conversing with leud Women.
Camus: a Person with a low, flat Nose, hollow'd or sunk in the Middle ... The wife of the great Cinghis Kam (Genghis Khan), a celebrated Beauty, had only two Holes for a Nose.
Cells: in Anatomy, are little Bags, or Bladders, where Fluids or other Matters are lodg'd. [yes, that's it]
Clitoris: ... In many respects it represents the Penis of a Man; whence some call it the Woman's Yard.
The manner wherein Vapours are rais'd into Clouds may be conceiv'd thus:
Fire, being of a light, agil Nature, easily breaks loose from Bodies wherein 'tis detain'd.
Now, by reason of the exceeding smallness of the Particles of Fire, their attractive Force must be exceeding great: hence, in their Ascent thro' fluid Bodies, part of the Fluid will cling around them, and mount up together with them, in form of Vesicles of Water replete with Particles of Fire; which Vesicles are what we call Vapour... etc.
A French Embassador at Constantinople, shewing the Grand Seignior a [painting of the] Decollation of St. John, admirably represented, except that the Painter had not observed, that when a Man is beheaded, the Skin shrinks back a little; The Emperor immediately spied the Fault in that exquisite Performance; and to convince the Embassador thereof, sent Orders for a Man to be immediately beheaded, and his Head to be brought for a Proof.
a Term only us'd in speaking of the Condemnation, and Execution of the Saviour of the World, by Pontius Pilate, and the Jews; which was an horrible Deicide.
The Jews, an ingenious Author observes, were never more remote from Idolatry than at present; Never more inviolably attach'd to the Law of Moses, than at present : Whence then that Load of Evils and Misfortunes they have so many Ages groan'd under, Evils incomparably greater and more lasting than all the Chastisements wherewith God anciently avenged their most heinous Idolatries? Whence do they arise, but from the Deicide they committed in the Person of Jesus Christ. [just... wow]
The entire article on "disease" is a pretty interesting read. They were basically stuck with subcategorizing health problems according to vague predetermined categories. So, for example, the body is composed of "solids" and "liquids", and diseases either affect solids, or they affect liquids, or they affect both (basically, nothing is being said). They believed that every disease could be attributed to worms, or to the "molecules" of the blood being too big or small, for example.

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For your constant and tireless work, always high-quality, I award you this silly animated GIF. I mean, this beautiful barnstar! Ashibaka talk 21:33, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)
In recognition of your persistent dedication to the community on Wikipedia_talk:Barnstars_on_Wikipedia, I hereby award you with the The Barnstar of DiligenceClockworkSoul 21:01, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC) (KC)
For all the wonderful images you've bnrought to featured status, I hereby award you The Photographer's BarnstarClockworkSoul 03:16, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC) (KC)
For the huge improvements you made to Norman Borlaug where the AID failed, and your countless other great contributions, I award you this barnstar. -- the wub (talk) 09:16, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

For having the most welcome welcome message a newcomer could wish to receive, I hereby award you this WikiCookie. Don't lose the great sense of humor! Sango123 23:16, August 19, 2005 (UTC)
I, Thelb4, award you this Barnstar for welcoming me and other people very kindly – Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I've been seeing your work around here, so I decided to give you a barnstar. Take care, File:Smilie.gifMolotov (talk) Flag of California.png
23:42, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
I, Hall Monitor, award you this Barnstar of Reversion for your tireless contributions to Wikipedia. 19:03, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
Since you created the 800,000th article, History of Sudan (Transitional Military Council), I hereby award you this barnstar for your efforts. Titoxd(?!?) 05:59, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

For tirelessly defending the template {{maintained}}, which was the first good idea I've seen come down the Wikipedia pipe in a while that didn't get shot down. I'm No Parking and I approved this message 05:40, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
I, Reflex Reaction award this barnstar to Brian0918 for his excellent work at WP:MEA developing new lists and pruning those list
I award this Award to Brian0918 for their great efforts one the awards pages that promotes good cheer for alll wikipedians. --evrik 17:24, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Indigenous American Barnstar awarded for American Indian photographic contributions. --Aaron Walden Tsalagisigline.gif 08:44, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
In recognition of your meritorious service to DYK, both as a prolific article contributor and keeping it running. -- Blnguyen 06:01, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

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I award this award to Brian0918 for very fast and efficient counter-vandalism Sceptre 23:04, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
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For your help with the fair use rational and other stuff Tawker 08:16, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
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For your continuing supervision of the DYKs, I, Piotrus, hearby award you with The Working Man's Barnstar.
Wear it proudly and keep up the good job!
Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 17:11, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
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I, Pecher, hereby award you this Resilient Barnstar for staunchly holding out against emotional attacks on Talk:Banu Nadir. 19:30, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
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Brian, I see you everywhere on Wikipedia, and you deserve this: The Tireless Contributor Barnstar! Viva La Vie Boheme 23:15, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
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For tireless, endless, and exceptionally annoying reverts on Down Syndrome when it was on the main page: OUR THANKS! Scoutersig 03:08, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
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Your efforts fighting vandals and reverting vandalism (especially tonight with the Down Syndrome article) is quite worthy of this Barnstar. Good job! Sharkface217 03:40, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
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For the hard work in bringing atheism to featured article quality, boldly cutting out unnecessary complexities, rewriting massive weasel-sections, and most importantly, being very kind to me :) Even if this is a bit premature: congratulations on yet another featured article! Merzul 19:16, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
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I, Smee, hereby award you with The 25 DYK Medal, in recognition of your over 25 contributions to the Did you know? section, as featured on the Main Page. Great job, you're on your way to 100! Thank you for your contributions to the project. Yours, Smee 04:39, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Dyk50.png The 50 DYK Medal   
Excellent job! I see that you have exceeded 50!!. Do keep up the good work ... such a range of subjects. Congratulations on fifty plus DYKs Victuallers (talk) 09:12, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
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For your wonderful css skin. --omtay38 01:24, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
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Awarded to you for your many serious accomplishments, and for providing a reason for pursuing the Master Editor Award. Thanks!--Jakkinx (talk) 00:00, 23 October 2009 (UTC)|}

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