Bivalvia (nom) by Cwmhiraeth. Bivalvia is a taxonomic class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have a laterally compressed body enclosed by a shell in two hinged parts. Commonly known as the bivalves, they are mostly filter feeders and have no head or rasping tongue. Most embed themselves in hard surfaces to avoid predators and have a hard shell composed of calcium carbonate. The class, which has been traced back more than 500 million years, consists of over 9,200 species. Bivalvia has long been part of world diets and a source for pearls.
Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (nom) by Parrot of Doom. Lord Lucan (born 1934) is a British peer and suspected murderer. Raised in post-war England, as a youth he developed a taste for gambling, later becoming a professional gambler. His expensive tastes drove him into poverty and led his marriage to collapse; he later stalked his wife. On 7 November 1974, the children's nanny was bludgeoned to death and Lady Lucan was attacked. She named her husband as the killer, but he disappeared shortly after the murder, and his fate remains a mystery.
DNA nanotechnology (nom) by Antony-22. DNA nanotechnology is the design and manufacture of artificial nucleic acid structures for technological uses. In this field, nucleic acids such as DNA are used as non-biological engineering materials for nanotechnology, rather than as the carriers of genetic information in living cells. Researchers have created a variety of nanostructures such as crystal lattices, molecular machines, and DNA computers. The field is being applied to basic science problems in structural biology and biophysics; potential applications in molecular electronics and nanomedicine are also being investigated.
Pride & Prejudice (2005 film) (nom) by Ruby2010. Pride & Prejudice, a 2005 British romance film, was directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's 1813 novel of the same name. Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, it follows five sisters as they deal with marriage, morality and misconceptions. The film, shot over eleven weeks, deals with themes of realism, romanticism and family, departing in places from the novel. Although less critically successful than a 1995 adaptation, the film was well received and a commercial success.
Ed, Edd n Eddy (nom) by Khanassassin. Ed, Edd n Eddy is a television series created by a.k.a. Cartoon which was broadcast from 1999 to 2009. The cartoon follows three adolescent boys collectively known as "the Eds", who hang around in a suburban cul-de-sac. The show, based on cartoons from the 1940s to the 1970s, was broadcast on Cartoon Network and remains that network's longest running original series. It was a critical and broadcast success, shown in 29 countries.
Paul McCartney (nom) by GabeMc. McCartney (born 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and composer. He gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and his collaboration with John Lennon is highly celebrated. After the band's break-up he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings. McCartney has been described by Guinness World Records as the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time", and his song "Yesterday" has been covered more than any other song in history.
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. (nom) by Ed!. Hudner (born 1924) is a retired officer of the United States Navy and a former naval aviator. He entered the Navy in 1946 and eventually took up flying. He arrived in Korea in October 1950. That December, after his wingman Jesse L. Brown's aircraft was struck by ground fire and crashed, he crash-landed his own aircraft and unsuccessfully tried to rescue Brown. Hudner received the Medal of Honor for his efforts and continued to serve until 1973, when he retired as a captain.
James Rowland (RAAF officer) (nom) by Ian Rose. Rowland (1922–1999) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He joined the RAAF in 1942 and was posted in Europe as a bomber pilot. Captured in 1944, after the war he became a test pilot and rose through the ranks. He served as Chief of the Air Staff from 1975 to 1979; during this time he was knighted. He retired in 1979 to serve as Governor of New South Wales, a post he held from 1981 to 1989.
Two featured lists were promoted this week:
List of international cricket centuries by Mohammad Yousuf (nom) by Sahara4u. Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf has scored 24 centuries in Test cricket (including four double centuries) and 15 in One Day International. He is critically acclaimed for his batting and has scored more centuries in international cricket than any other Pakistani player.
List of Rosenborg BK records and statistics (nom) by Arsenikk. The Norwegian association football club Rosenborg Ballklubb is the country's most successful club, having won the Norwegian Premier League 22 times and the Norwegian Football Cup 9 times. The club's record win is 17–0, while the record number of spectators is 28,569. The longest serving player was Roar Strand, while Harald Martin Brattbakk is the top scorer.
Saint George Palace (nom; related article), by Julia W. The Saint George Palace in Rennes, France, was built in 1670 as an abbey residence. The building now houses the fire services for the city and other civil administrative offices.
Sandboarding (nom; related article), created by Steven J. Weber and nominated by Tomer T. Sandboarding is a board sport similar to snowboarding. It is a recreational activity that takes place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains. This image was taken in Dubai.
Featured picture of the Saint George Palace in Rennes, France. The 332-year-old building is home to the city's fire services and several administrative offices.