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31 December 2015

  • 12:00, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
Kvitsøy Lighthouse
Kvitsøy Lighthouse
  • 00:00, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
A cream of carrot soup with bread
A cream of carrot soup with bread

30 December 2015

  • 12:00, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Ralph Vary Chamberlin
Ralph Vary Chamberlin
Skaill House, Orkney
Skaill House, Orkney

29 December 2015

  • 12:00, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
The giant Utgarthilocus, chained in the cave
The giant Utgarthilocus, chained in the cave
  • 00:00, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Statue of Ebih-Il wearing kaunakes, 2400 BC
Statue of Ebih-Il wearing kaunakes, 2400 BC

28 December 2015

  • 12:00, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
Arabian toad
Arabian toad
  • 00:00, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
The two summits of Nevado Tres Cruces
The two summits of Nevado Tres Cruces

27 December 2015

  • 12:00, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Ann Allebach
Ann Allebach
  • 00:00, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
The Saw Mill, tapestry woven by Else Halling, in the Oslo City Hall
The Saw Mill, tapestry woven by Else Halling, in the Oslo City Hall

26 December 2015

  • 12:00, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Lemon Drop cocktails
Lemon Drop cocktails
  • 00:00, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in 2008
Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in 2008

25 December 2015

  • 12:00, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
Detail with Mary, Jesus, Joseph, the ox and ass
Detail with Mary, Jesus, Joseph, the ox and ass
  • 00:00, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
Oxford Street Christmas lights
Oxford Street Christmas lights

24 December 2015

  • 12:00, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Frans Francken: De Visitatie
Frans Francken: De Visitatie
Magazine Fort
Magazine Fort

23 December 2015

  • 12:22, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
A chocolate Bundt cake infused with stout beer
Chocolate beer cake
Bicycle kick
Bicycle kick

22 December 2015

  • 12:00, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
The Chianti bottle used to help celebrate the first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction
Chianti bottle
  • 00:00, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Anbarrhacus adamantis male
Anbarrhacus adamantis male

21 December 2015

  • 12:00, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Ryuya Matsumoto
Ryuya Matsumoto
  • 00:00, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Maureen O'Hara in 1947
Maureen O'Hara in 1947

20 December 2015

  • 12:00, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
New Hurley Reformed Church in 2013
New Hurley Reformed Church in 2013
  • ... that New York's New Hurley Reformed Church (pictured) was founded by members of another area church who were cut off from their building after a flood washed out a bridge?
  • ... that Vice Premier Chen Muhua, one of China's top women politicians, was forced to give away her daughter and did not reunite with her until three decades later?
  • ... that India is celebrating 26 November as Constitution Day as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?
  • ... that Jan McFarlane, the Archdeacon of Norwich, worked with deaf children before being ordained?
  • ... that one of the Brunei Museum exhibits consists of replicas of the suits of armour and weapons used in Japan from the 8th to 14th centuries?
  • ... that Priscilla Chan and her husband Mark Zuckerberg pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares, valued at $45 billion, to their charitable foundation?
  • ... that Srimanthudu became the second-biggest Telugu film opener of the year, with a first-day global gross of 310 million?
  • ... that while working on her graduate degree in chemistry, Emīlija Gudriniece won the Latvian Women's Motorcycle Championship in 1949, and then won it again in 1953?
  • 00:00, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, showing gills
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, showing gills

19 December 2015

  • 12:00, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
The Monument of the Four Moors
The Monument of the Four Moors
  • 00:00, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
Émile Rey
Émile Rey

18 December 2015

  • 12:00, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Tutankhamun's mask
Tutankhamun's mask
  • 00:00, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Fishing in Laos
Fishing in Laos

17 December 2015

  • 12:00, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
Ni Zhifu operating his drill
Ni Zhifu operating his drill
  • 00:00, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
Persoonia terminalis
Persoonia terminalis

16 December 2015

  • 12:00, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
The body is a composite of elements.
The body is a composite of elements.
  • 00:00, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
First print of the hymn in 1599
First print of the hymn in 1599

15 December 2015

  • 12:00, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Balliet Run, a Class A Wild Trout stream
Balliet Run, a Class A Wild Trout stream
  • 00:00, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
American bittern in typical posture
American bittern in typical posture

14 December 2015

  • 12:00, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
Liang Cheng
Liang Cheng
  • 00:00, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
HTC RE camera
HTC RE camera

13 December 2015

  • 12:00, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Shwezigon Pagoda
Shwezigon Pagoda
  • 00:00, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Frank Sinatra in 1957
Frank Sinatra in 1957

12 December 2015

  • 12:00, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Frank Sinatra c. 1943
Frank Sinatra c. 1943
  • 00:00, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
A still from Her Humble Ministry (1911)
A still from Her Humble Ministry (1911)

11 December 2015

  • 12:00, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Recruiting poster for the Cadet Nurse Corps
Recruiting poster for the Cadet Nurse Corps
  • 00:00, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Nicola Mendelsohn
Nicola Mendelsohn

10 December 2015

  • 12:00, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Kathryn Parsons
Kathryn Parsons
  • 00:00, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Leonite perched on a matrix of halite
Leonite perched on a matrix of halite

9 December 2015

  • 12:00, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius
  • 00:02, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Mai Pokhari wetland
Mai Pokhari wetland

8 December 2015

  • 12:17, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Summit of Aiguille de Bionnassay
Summit of Aiguille de Bionnassay
  • ... that in 1865, the first alpine climbers to reach the summit of the Aiguille de Bionnassay (pictured) arrived in a thunderstorm, their ice axes humming with electrical activity?
  • ... that baritone Liao Changyong won first prize in three different international singing competitions in 1996 and 1997?
  • ... that only the first three volumes of the manga series Princess Lucia have been licensed in English?
  • ... that WSTRN bandmember Akelle Charles is the brother of Angel?
  • ... that American artist Lily Furedi had an ekphrastic poem called "Eyes Alive" written about her often-reproduced painting The Subway?
  • ... that the earliest known historical find of cotton in Pakistan is from artifacts in a Neolithic-era burial site in Mehrgarh?
  • ... that Stephanie Burns, an organosilicon chemist, served as President and CEO of Dow Corning?
  • ... that the King's Foundery for casting cannon became a Methodist chapel after a steam explosion?
  • 00:15, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
A portrait of Jean Sibelius in 1904, painted by Albert Edelfelt
Jean Sibelius

7 December 2015

  • 12:25, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Estrella de Chile
Estrella de Chile
Eileen Sharp
Eileen Sharp

6 December 2015

  • 12:00, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
Cokato Temperance Hall
Cokato Temperance Hall
  • 00:00, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
Fossil Messelepone leptogenoides male
Fossil Messelepone leptogenoides male

5 December 2015

  • 12:00, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
National Museum of Vietnamese History
National Museum of Vietnamese History
  • 00:00, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
Qiu Huizuo
Qiu Huizuo

4 December 2015

  • 12:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Frontispiece of A New System of Domestic Cookery
Frontispiece of A New System of Domestic Cookery
  • 00:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Seoul Lantern Festival 2015
Seoul Lantern Festival 2015

3 December 2015

  • 12:00, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
The Kensingtons at Laventie
The Kensingtons at Laventie
  • 00:00, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
A drum of the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
A drum of the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

2 December 2015

  • 12:00, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Simtokha Dzong
Simtokha Dzong
  • 00:00, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Deportation of Jews to Treblinka death camp from the ghetto in Siedlce, 1942
Deportation of Jews to Treblinka death camp from the ghetto in Siedlce, 1942

1 December 2015

  • 12:00, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Gandhak ki Baoli step well
Gandhak ki Baoli step well
  • 00:00, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Antenna in DECT basestation
Antenna in DECT basestation
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