"Mother's Day" (Rugrats)(nominated by Aoba47) is the second episode of the fourth season of the American animated television series Rugrats and the show's 67th episode overall. Released as a Mother's Dayspecial, it revolves around the holiday from the perspective of a group of babies as they attempt to find the perfect mother for Chuckie, while sharing their favorite memories about their moms. "Mother's Day" was praised by critics and has been the subject of several retrospective reviews for its treatment of the death of a parent.
The Million Second Quiz(nominated by Bcschneider53) is an American game show that was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and broadcast by NBC. The series aired from September 9 to September 19, 2013. For a titular million seconds (11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds), contestants attempted to maintain control of a "money chair" by winning trivia matches against other contestants, earning money for every second they occupied the chair. The quiz was dubbed "The Olympics of quiz." Critics argued that the confusing format of The Million Second Quiz, along with its lack of drama and technical issues with the show's app during the first days of the series, caused viewers to lose interest in watching it on air. Although peaking at 6.52 million viewers for its premiere, ratings steadily dropped during the show's run before rising again near the finale.
Coalhouse Fort(nominated by Prioryman) is an artillery fort built in the 1860s to guard the lower Thames from seaborne attack. It stands at Coalhouse Point in Essex on the north bank of the river, at a location near East Tilbury that was vulnerable to raiders and invaders. Decommissioned in 1949, the fort was used for a time as a storehouse for a shoe factory before it was purchased by the local council. Since 1985 it has been leased to a voluntary preservation group, the Coalhouse Fort Project, which has been working to restore the fort and use it for heritage and educational purposes. Funding for its restoration has been provided in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Warner Bros. film studio, which used the fort as a location for the opening scenes of the 2005 film Batman Begins.
The Guadeloupe amazon(nominated by FunkMonk) is a hypothetical extinct species of parrot that is thought to have been endemic to the Lesser Antillean island region of Guadeloupe. According to contemporary descriptions, the head, neck and underparts of the Guadeloupe amazon were mainly violet or slate in colour, mixed with green and black, the back was brownish green, and the wings were green, yellow and red. The bird fed on fruits and nuts, and the male and female took turns sitting on the nest. It was eaten by French settlers, who also destroyed its habitat. Rare by 1779, it appears to have become extinct by the end of the 18th century.
The red-billed tropicbird(nominated by RileyBugz and Cas Liber) is a tropicbird, one of three closely related species of seabird of tropical oceans. Superficially resembling a tern in appearance, it has mostly white plumage with some black markings on the wings and back, a black mask, and a red bill. This species ranges across the tropical Atlantic, eastern Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Birds of all ages feed on fish and squid, catching them by diving from the air into the water. However, the red-billed tropicbird sometimes follows surface-feeding predators. The predators will drive the prey to the surface, which are then seized by the tropicbird.
Leelah Alcorn(nominated by Midnightblueowl) was an American transgender girl whose suicide attracted international attention. Alcorn had posted a suicide note to her Tumblr blog, writing about societal standards affecting transgender people and expressing the hope that her death would create a dialogue about discrimination, abuse and lack of support for transgender people. LGBT rights activists called attention to the incident as evidence of the problems faced by transgender youth, while vigils were held in her memory in the United States and United Kingdom.
Boogeyman 2(nominated by PanagiotisZois) is a 2007 American supernaturalhorror film edited and directed by Jeff Betancourt and the sequel to the 2005 film Boogeyman. It received mixed reviews from critics, although many of them considered it to be a general improvement over its predecessor. Attention was especially given to the human-like nature of the Boogeyman in the film, which reviewers felt was preferable to monsters in other contemporary creature features, including the previous film. Despite a mediocre commercial performance, recouping slightly less than its budget, the film received a sequel, Boogeyman 3, the following year.
Cyclone Ada(nominated by Juliancolton) was a small but intense tropical cyclone that severely impacted the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia, in January 1970. It has been described as a defining event in the history of the Whitsunday Islands, and was the most damaging storm in the mainland town of Proserpine's history at the time. Ada devastated multiple resort islands in the Whitsundays, in some cases destroying virtually all facilities and guest cabins. Based on the severity of the damage, wind gusts were later estimated at 220 km/h (140 mph). As Ada moved ashore, most homes were damaged or destroyed in communities near the storm's landfall point, including Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, and Shute Harbour. Extreme rainfall totals as high as 1.25 m (49 in) caused massive river flooding in coastal waterways between Bowen and Mackay. Ada killed a total of 14 people, and caused A$12 million in damage. The cyclone revealed inadequacies in the warning broadcast system, and served as the impetus for enhanced cyclone awareness programs that have been credited with saving lives in subsequent cyclones.
Madras is a 2014 Indian Tamil-languagedrama film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith. Released on 26 September 2014, the film garnered generally positive reviews and was a commercial success at the box office, It was included in The Hindu's top 20 Tamil-language films of the year. The film won 24 awards from 50 nominations(nominated by Ssven2); its direction, screenplay, performances of the cast members, music, and cinematography have received the most attention from award groups.
Paradesi (English: Vagabond) is a 2013 Indian Tamil-languageperiod drama film written, produced and directed by Bala. Paradesi was made on a budget of ₹400 million and was released on 15 March 2013 to critical acclaim, but failed at the box office. The film won 34 awards from 56 nominations(nominated by Ssven2); its direction, performances of the cast members, music, cinematography, and costumes have received the most attention from award groups.
The spotted trunkfish is found in reefs throughout the Caribbean, as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean. The species gets its name from the black spots it has covered over its yellow-golden body. (created by Betty Willis and nominated by Atsme)