Grey Cup (nom) by Resolute. The Grey Cup is the name of both the championship game of the Canadian Football League and the trophy awarded to the victorious team. Commissioned in 1909, it was first won by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. In 1920 the championship took an east-versus-west format and has since been played, almost exclusively by Canadian teams, in various weather conditions. The Toronto Argonauts have the most championships, while the Edmonton Eskimos have won the greatest number of consecutive cups.
SMS Kaiser (1911) (nom) by Parsecboy. SMS Kaiser was a German battleship and the lead ship of the class of the same name. Launched in 1911, she was armed with ten 30.5-centimeter (12.0 in) guns in five twin turrets. After numerous conflicts during World War I in the Atlantic ocean, she was hit during the Battle of Jutland, suffering minor damage. When Germany lost the war, Kaiser was scuttled with the fleet at Scapa Flow, but later raised and broken up.
Stephen Hawking (nom) by Fayedizard. Hawking (born 1942) is a British theoretical physicist and author known for his work on relativity, gravitational singularities, and black holes, and for popular science writings on these theories. Almost entirely paralysed by a motor neurone disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, he speaks using a speech generating device and is limited to a wheelchair. Hawking has received many awards, including a Presidential Medal of Freedom from the United States.
The Concert in Central Park (nom) by GreatOrangePumpkin. The Concert in Central Park is the first live album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Released in 1982, it was recorded at a free benefit concert with a 500,000-strong audience. Originally conceived by Gordon Davis and Ron Delsener, the concert featured a 21-song set of duets, solos, and covers; nineteen of these were used on the album. The album was a commercial success, but the duo decided against a permanent reunion.
Cley Marshes (nom) by Jimfbleak. Cley Marshes is a 176-hectare (430-acre) nature reserve on the North Sea coast of England and the oldest managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Established in 1926, the marshy reserve is known for its birds; it serves, for example, as a breeding place for scarce species like Pied Avocets as well as a resting place for migratory species. Humans have historically used the area for farming, and it held a prisoner-of-war camp in the Second World War.
Giant anteater (nom) by LittleJerry. The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is an insectivorous mammal native to Central and South America; males top out at 217 cm (7.12 ft) in length and a weight of 41 kg (90 lb). One of four extant anteater species, it is the largest and most terrestrial of its brethren. It has featured in pre-Columbian myths and folktales as well as modern popular culture, but is now considered vulnerable to extinction: it has been extirpated from some parts of its former range.
Bronwyn Oliver (nom) by Hamiltonstone. Oliver (1959–2006) was an Australian sculptor who worked primarily with metal. Raised in New South Wales, she trained in Sydney and London. Her aesthetic works demanded high technical skill and are now featured in collections throughout Australia. Shortly before her suicide, she was short-listed for the Clemenger Contemporary Art Award.
"The Post-Modern Prometheus" (nom) by Gen. Quon. "The Post-Modern Prometheus" is a 1997 episode of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. Directed by Chris Carter, the episode follows FBI agents Mulder and Scully as they track a genetic creation who is forcibly impregnating women. Inspired by Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, the episode was watched by 18.68 million viewers and garnered seven Emmy nominations.
Melford Stevenson (nom) by John and Malleus Fatuorum. Stevenson (1902–1987) was an English barrister and later a High Court judge who was known for his controversial conduct and outspoken views. Starting his legal career with work in insolvency, Stevenson became a Deputy Judge Advocate during World War II; in his later career Stevenson heard several high profile cases, and by the time he became a High Court judge he was known for his strict sentencing.
Inocybe saliceticola (nom) by J Milburn. Inocybe saliceticola is a fungal species found in moist habitats in Nordic countries. Its brown caps can measure up to 40 millimetres (1.6 in) across, while the stems can be up to 62 millimetres (2.4 in) long. It grows in mycorrhizal association with willow, but species favoured by the fungus may include beech and alder taxa. I. saliceticola was first described in 2009 and has been found in Finland and Sweden.
Auriga (constellation) (nom) by Keilana. Auriga (meaning "chariot") is a constellation visible from the northern hemisphere and parts of the southern hemisphere, covering an area of 657 square degrees. Its brightest star, Capella, is an unusual multiple star system; other astronomical bodies are located in and around the constellation. Ptolemy listed it as a constellation, but the Chinese grouped Auriga's stars in other constellations.
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Outkast discography (nom) by Sufur222. The American hip hop duo Outkast have released 8 albums, 35 singles, and 21 music videos since their 1994 debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Their most successful release to date is the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which topped two charts in the US.
List of Formula One fatal accidents (nom) by NapHit. In Formula One racing, the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing, there have been 49 fatalities caused by automotive accidents. The most recent to die during a Grand Prix was Ayrton Senna in 1994, and two more have died in other races since then.
Nebula Award for Best Script (nom) by PresN. The Nebula Award for Best Script is awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for the best science fiction script published in the preceding calendar year. The award was established in 1974; fourteen awards were given before the award was discontinued in 2010.
List of Kings XI Punjab cricketers (nom) by Thine Antique Pen. In the Indian cricket franchise Kings XI Punjab, at least fifty-seven players have played in at least one game since it was established in 2008; five of these players have served as captain. Shaun Marsh has won the most runs for the team.
CPJ International Press Freedom Awards (nom) by Khazar2 and Crisco 1492. The International Press Freedom Awards from the American-based Committee to Protect Journalists have been awarded since 1991 to four to seven journalists and publications worldwide which work to promote press freedom in the face of hardship.
Mystikal discography (nom) by Sufur222. The American rapper Mystikal has released eight albums, twenty-two singles and fourteen music videos since 1995. Starting with a self-titled debut, Mystikal saw his greatest success in the US in 2000 with Let's Get Ready. In 2001 his only number one song, "Stutter", was released.
30–30 club (nom) by Bloom6132. In Major League Baseball, the 30–30 club is the group of batters who have collected 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season. This was achieved first by Ken Williams, and 36 times since. The rate at which players have been reaching this number has increased over the past twenty years.
Kanye West discography (nom) by Holiday56. The American rapper Kanye West has released eleven albums, four mixtapes, a hundred singles, and eighty-four music videos since his debut on "Slow Jamz". He is among the best selling digital artists and his debut album The College Dropout was certified double platinum.
List of Indian Premier League centuries (nom) by Vibhijain. The Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 professional league from India, has seen 24 centuries scored since the league's establishment in 2008. The Delhi Daredevils, with five centuries, have scored the most centuries, while two franchises have yet to make any.