Sea (nom) by Chiswick Chap and Cwmhiraeth. The wet, salty thing surrounding all of the world's dry, less-salty stuff is detailed in this featured article, which, it should be noted produced a FAC nomination review page that may be as long as the article itself; given its expansive subject, that is surely no small feat. From history to chemistry to mythology, this article has everything you need to know about the briny deep.
Sense and Sensibility (film) (nom) by Ruby2010. This 1995 period drama was directed by Ang Lee and featured Emma Thompson and Kate Winslett. Thompson actually wrote the script, and won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, being the only person to have won an Oscar for acting and for writing.
Pavo (constellation) (nom) by Casliber. Meaning "peacock" in Latin, this is one of four "Southern Bird" constellations – the others being Phoenix, Grus, and Tucana. Pavo was first depicted in 1598, and contains seven main stars. Six of its stars have planets in their orbits. Don't get confused, though – this peacock was named after the Green Peafowl, not the Blue.
Little Nemo (1911 film) (nom) by Curly Turkey. Not to be confused with 2003's computer animated film, this 1911 silent animated short featured characters from creator Winsor McCay's comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. The movie consisted of 4000 rice–paper animation stills that, when photographed in sequence, produced an animated segment of four minutes in length.
Adam Eckfeldt (nom) by Wehwalt. This article covers the second chief coiner of the U.S. Mint, who served in that position from 1814 to 1839. Throughout his tenure, Eckfeldt played a role in establishing and refining many of the mint's procedures. His collection of unusual coins would later become the National Numismatic Collection.
Amir Hamzah (nom) by Crisco 1492. This Indonesian poet and nationalist was declared a National Hero of Indonesia in 1975, twenty-nine years after his death in the East Sumatra revolution. Amir's works exhibit a Malay viewpoint, and "did not include symbols of a Europeanised modernity such as electricity, trains, telephones, and engines".
Malkin Tower (nom) by BigDom, Eric Corbett, and Trappedinburnley. Despite having been demolished in the early 17th century, Malkin Tower is remembered as the site of the "best-known alleged witches' coven in English legal history". In 1612 Alizon Devize, her grandmother, and six others were accused of causing harm by witchcraft, and Alizon's brother admitted under interrogation that the Tower was the scene of the "witches'" coven.
Stanley Holloway on stage and screen (nom) by Cassianto and SchroCat. Holloway (1890–1982) was an English comic singer, monologist and actor. He began his career in 1910, primarily in concert party and variety shows. He made his silent film debut in 1921 in The Rotters and went onto star in over 60 motion pictures, with his last being in 1976.
List of songs recorded by Ellie Goulding (nom) by Underneath-it-All. English indie pop singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has recorded a wide variety of songs for her two studio albums, as well as several guest appearances with other artists. She began her career in July 2009 after signing a contract with Polydor Records.
Christina Aguilera discography (nom) by HĐ. Throughout her career, American recording artist Christina Aguilera has released seven studio albums, one extended play, six compilation albums, one soundtrack album, and 41 singles. She has sold over 50 million albums, and is recognized by Billboard as the 20th best-selling artist of the 2000s. Her debut album, Christina Aguilera, has sold over 17 million copies worldwide.
List of ecclesiastical works by E. G. Paley (nom) by Peter I. Vardy. Paley (1823–95) was an English architect. He moved to Lancaster in 1838, when he was aged 15, to join architect Edmund Sharpe as a pupil, and later formed a partnership with him. When he became sole principal, he mostly worked on churches, designing new ones and restoring, rebuilding, and making additions and alterations to existing churches. Paley used the Gothic Revival style in almost all his designs.
64th Academy Awards (nom) by Birdienest81. Held in 1992, the 64th Academy Awards took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to honour the best films of 1991. The Silence of the Lambs was the big winner of the night, with five Oscars including Best Picture. Other winners included Terminator 2: Judgment Day with four awards, Beauty and the Beast, Bugsy, and JFK. More than 44 million Americans viewed the show.
Short–snouted seahorse (nom, related article) created and nominated by Hans Hillewaert. The short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) is a species of seahorse endemic to the Mediterranean Sea and parts of the North Atlantic. They can usually be found at shallow muddy waters, estuaries or seagrass beds.
David Villa (nom, related article) created and nominated by Kadellar. David Villa, often nicknamed El Guaje, is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a striker for Atlético Madrid and the Spanish national football team. Villa made his international début in 2005, and has since participated in three major tournaments, including two World Cups.
Neuschwanstein Castle (nom, related article) created and nominated by Der Wolf im Wald. Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner. Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and by means of extensive borrowing, rather than Bavarian public funds.
Lesser short-nosed fruit bat, newborn (nom, related article) created and nominated by AntanO. The lesser short-nosed fruit bat is a species of megabat within the Pteropodidae family. It is a small bat that lives in South and Southeast Asia and Indonesia. It weighs between 21 and 32 grams (0.74 and 1.13 oz).
Sheep flock (nom, related article) created by Keith Weller and nominated by Tomer T. Sheep are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries.
Speedball players (nom, related article) created by Ritchyblack and nominated by Tomer T. Speedball is one of the three distinct game variants in the sport of paintball, woodsball and scenario paintball. It is a general term for a game in which the playing field is composed of bunkers, of the same location and number on each side of the field, that provide an equal playing field for each team competing. It was created in this way to give a better format for competitive paintball, both in playing and viewing the games.
Reading Power Station (nom, related article) created and nominated by Godot13. The Reading Power Station is a natural gas fueled power station supplying electrical power to the Tel Aviv District in central Israel. It is in the northwestern part of the city at the mouth of the Yarkon River.