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Ribbit. I'm dr.frog. Here are some of the things I've been working on while lounging on my lily pad:

Naval and military history: Battle of Trafalgar, Battle of the Chesapeake, Battle of the Barents Sea, Women Airforce Service Pilots

Ships: category:bomb vessels, rocket vessel, HMS Erebus (1807), HMS Erebus (1826), HMS Terror (1813), HMS Discovery (1774), HMS Discovery (1789), HMS Meteor, HMS Hecla (1815), HMS Fury (1814)

Discovery and exploration: Jeanne Baré, Philibert Commerçon, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, John Franklin, Open Polar Sea, Northwest Passage, George Nares, scurvy, Robert Peary, Frederick Cook, Charles Francis Hall, category:Explorers of the Pacific, Edgar Evans, Henry Robertson Bowers, Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans, William Lashly, George Back

Marine art: Nicholas Pocock, William Hodges

History of technology: Panama Canal, John Stevens (engineer), Mackinac Bridge

Books: Riders of the Purple Sage, Graustark, Regency romance, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, Frenchman's Creek, Robert Traver

Music: Symphony No. 5 (Vaughan Williams), John Loosemore

Figure skating: I have quite a large library of figure skating books and magazines, and have been transferring some of that information to Wikipedia articles. Some years ago now I wrote many of the WP articles on the technical side of the sport and more recently have shifted my focus to skaters and events of the past.

Food: taboo food and drink, dog meat, Sally's Apizza, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Yooper stuff: Upper Peninsula of Michigan, thimbleberry, Porcupine Mountains, Huron Islands, pasty, Arvon Township, Michigan

Cambridge/Boston stuff: University Park at MIT, Commonwealth Avenue (Boston)

Frogginess: The Frog Prince, The Frog Princess

Photos: Image:Figure-skates-1.jpg, Image:Figure-skates-2.jpg, Image:Morison-statue.jpg, Image:Glover-statue.jpg, Image:Bu-bridge.jpg, Image:Univpark.jpg, Image:Scob.jpg, Image:Worlds-End-Hingham.jpg

You can visit my personal web site at